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Monthly Archive: May 2010

May 31, 2010

United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit Holds No Right to Privacy When One’s Hard Drive is Installed in Someone Else’s ComputerWithout Password Protection

A recent appellate holding by the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit in U.S. v. Richard D. King, Jr. establishes that one gives up the right to privacy when sharing the use of a computer with others. The Supreme Court of the United States had established that a present co-tenant could refuse police search of a premises regardless of the consent of other tenants. The Court, however, never established whether said holding applied to personal belongings once police were allowed entrance to the premises. Richard D. King, Jr. was charged with violations of

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May 27, 2010

Supreme Court of the United States Holds Failure to Inform Defendant of the Potential for Deportation Prior to Entering a Plea of Guilt Amounts to Ineffective Assistance of Counsel

In a recent decision by the Supreme Court of the United States, the Court held that an attorney who fails to inform his client of the potential for deportation associated with a plea of guilty amounts to ineffective assistance of counsel. The case captioned Padilla v. Kentucky involved a defendant, Jose Padilla, who was a permanent resident of the United States for over forty years. In that time, Padilla had honorably served the United States as a member of the Armed Forces during the Vietnam War. Padilla was arrested and charged with

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