Minnesota Lawyer Blogs
DOJ files criminal charges against only African American FBI agent in Minnesota. Attorneys say that the agent allegedly leaked “secret documents” to a national news reporter. The charges come amid a government crackdown on leaks.
Shamrocks, leprechauns, shillelaghs. Beer, whiskey and… DWIs. Like other places in the U.S., drinking and St. Patrick’s Day go hand in hand in the North Star State. Unfortunately, so do drunk driving arrests.
Last year, the Minnesota State Patrol reported that law enforcement arrested 175 drunk drivers in a period of less than 15 hours
Is your smartphone safe from law enforcement?
In the United States’ first major criminal law decision involving smartphones and personal rights, Minnesota’s highest court says that law enforcement officers have the right to make you unlock your phone in the event you have fingerprint identification activation on.
When it comes to face-recognition technology, law enforcement may soon require citizens to look at their phone in order to unlock its contents, though a memorized passcode might still give smartphone owners protection.