Legal Reporter, Wall Street Journal
WSJ legal reporter
volokh.com — I've blogged a few times about the substantial lower court division on whether the police can search a seized cell phone incident to arrest without a warrant under the Fourth Amendment. Today the First Circuit further deepened the split in United States v. Wurie by holding that a warrant is required.
blogs.wsj.com — Thanks to law students, it now takes "seconds" for Sacramento County couples who filed for divorce to dissolve their marriages. Student volunteers are the backbone behind the county's new one-day divorce program. The program, launched this spring, is designed for couples who want to split up without lawyers and messy, expensive litigation.
bigstory.ap.org — WASHINGTON (AP) - The embarrassing arrest of a suspected CIA officer in Moscow is the latest reminder that, even after the Cold War, the U.S. and Russia are engaged in an espionage battle with secret tactics, spying devices and training that sometimes isn't enough to avoid being caught.The most recent skirmish involves Russian security services ambushing a 29-year-old diplomat who they say was trying to court a spy.
suntimes.com — By MICHAEL SNEED firstname.lastname@example.org Eric Holder Tipsville . . . Sneed is told that Attorney General Eric "Fast and Furious" Holder's days are numbered. Sneed hears President Barack Obama, who is this/close to Holder, has set his sights on Massachusetts Gov.
blogs.wsj.com — As the IRS scandal grips the capital, Law Blog wondered about the history behind the section of the tax code at the center of controversy. It turns out that the origins of section 501(c)(4), providing exemptions for "social welfare" groups, are surprisingly foggy. "There's almost no history on it," said New Mexico tax attorney Robert J.
huffingtonpost.com — WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Marshals Service gave new names and identities to "known or suspected" terrorists admitted to the witness protection program and allowed them to fly on commercial airlines, despite the fact that they were on the TSA's "no-fly" list, an internal Justice Department investigation found.
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