Does Police Storing of License Plate Scans Violate Privacy Rights?

A case headed for the Virginia Supreme Court raises the issue: do police violate government information disclosure laws by storing license plate numbers captured by their increasingly common equipment, automatic license plate readers (ALPRs). The devices, now used about 75% of police forces in the nation, either fixed on stationary locations, such as phone poles, […]

What is Your Right to Film the Police?

Whether you are being questioned by police or are witnessing a police encounter with another person, you may consider recording the interaction. The news has shown how a police recording can provide evidence of whether a police officer has acted lawfully in making an arrest. However, depending on how and where you are filming the […]

Advice to College Lawyers on Handling Students’ Sex Misconduct Cases Proves Controversial

The National Association of College and University Attorneys (NACUA) stirred controversy last year by publishing advice from a prominent law firm on ways colleges and universities can protect themselves against increasingly numerous and complex lawsuits filed by students involved in campus sexual misconduct hearings. The 18-page article, “Between a Rock and a Hard Place: A […]

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