SCOTUS Update: Los Angeles v. Patel

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  Supreme Court strikes down Los Angeles law allowing police to examine hotel registries without a warrant Last year I blogged about Los Angeles vs. Patel. In June of this year, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down their decision.   The hoteliers took victory in the privacy-rights arena when the U.S. Supreme Court essentially struck… Read more »

Should Louisiana Gun Rights Extend To Convicted Felons?

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  In 2012, Louisiana voters approved a state constitutional amendment that makes gun ownership a fundamental right.  This places gun ownership on the same level as freedom of speech or freedom of religion.  This law also requires that any challenges should be held to strict scrutiny which is the most stringent standard of judicial review.  In… Read more »

U.S. Fifth Circuit: Permission to Search Luggage Does Not Include Vehicle

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  United States v. Cotton (2013): U.S. 5th Circuit Ruling   By Elizabeth B Carpenter    Never give a police officer permission to search your vehicle or home!   In February 2011, Marvin Cotton was driving his rental car along Interstate 10 in east Texas when, without changing lanes or slowing his speed as required by… Read more »

What is Boykinization?

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New Orleans Criminal Defense Attorney   Elizabeth B. Carpenter, Esq. — Criminal Defense Attorney New Orleans Serving Clients in Orleans Parish, St. Tammany Parish, St. John Parish, St. James Parish, St. Bernard Parish, St. Charles Parish, Assumption Parish, Tangipahoa Parish, Terrebonne Parish, Plaquemines Parish and Jefferson Parish.   Boykinization is a term sometimes used to… Read more »

United States Supreme Court Cases To Follow This Week — Criminal Defense Attorney New Orleans

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By: Elizabeth B Carpenter New Orleans Criminal Defense Attorney   Elizabeth B. Carpenter, Esq. — New Orleans Premiere Criminal Defense Attorney   Serving Clients in Orleans Parish, St. Tammany Parish, St. John Parish, St. James Parish, St. Bernard Parish, St. Charles Parish, Assumption Parish, Tangipahoa Parish, Terrebonne Parish, Plaquemines Parish and Jefferson Parish.   The… Read more »