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Texas Court Finds No Expectation of Privacy in Cell Phone Records, Location Data

By: John Floyd On April 12, 2017, the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals ruled that Article I, Section 9 of the Texas Constitution does not provide broader privacy rights than the Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. The case involves G. Jerard Hankston who was convicted of the murder of a man that had been […]

Online Gambling Laws: How Texas Prosecutes

Written by Matthew Sharp – Online gambling is growing in popularity at a fast pace. Many people have encountered advertisements online for online casinos or online poker. While some of these games may seem like nothing more than harmless fun, the truth is that they are illegal under most circumstances. Engaging in online gambling may […]

Federal Judge Tosses Stingray, Cell Phone Tracking, Evidence Out of Court

Written by: John Floyd Police love them. They are called Stingrays—surveillance devices that can deceive a criminal suspect’s cell phone into revealing its location. The ACLU has combined a list of 66 law enforcement agencies in 24 states and the District of Columbia that possess stingray devices. Stingrays Trick Cells Phones into Revealing Location According […]