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Wiretapping: The Illinois Supreme Court recently declared unconstitutional a state law criminalizing the recording of conversations without the consent of all parties. However, significant risks remain for companies and individuals in Illinois who secretly record conversations. People v. Clark 2014 IL 1097190
U.S. Supreme Court Rules Warrant Required for Cell Phone Search: In a sweeping opinion, Chief Justice John Roberts resoundingly rejected arguments that searches of digital devices for information are comparable to searches law enforcement officers often conduct for contraband after making an arrest. The chief justice went even further, arguing that the privacy concerns at stake in the search of a phone are even more acute than those involved in the search of a home — the place traditionally considered most sacrosanct under American law.
Social Media Employment Law: The OGC reviewed a company social medial policy which required employees to post a specific disclaimer that they were sharing their own views and not the views of the company if they identified themselves as company employees on any website or blog.The OGC found this provision to be lawful. It explained that posting this disclaimer would not be burdensome for employees to implement or infringe on their Section 7 right to discuss working conditions. NLRB Advice Memorandums
Miranda-Investigative Detention: In weapons offense conviction, denial of motion to suppress statements was not error where Miranda warning was not required because defendant volunteered statements on his own, rather than answering question. State v. Blanks - 2014-Ohio-1658
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