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Blog Posts in January, 2012

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  • U.S. Supreme Court Catches up with Supreme Court of Washington RE GPS Tracking
    U.S. Supreme Court Catches up with Supreme Court of Washington RE GPS Tracking

    Almost a decade ago, the Supreme Court of Washington held that the installation and use of GPS devices in vehicles constitutes a search or seizure under Article 1, Section 7 of the Washington State ...

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  • Holiday Emphasis Arrests Require Special Scrutiny
    Holiday Emphasis Arrests Require Special Scrutiny

    Special emphasis patrols over the 2011-12 holiday season resulted in over 414 impaired driving arrests by the Washington State Patrol alone. Emphasis patrols often carry the spectre of "pretext" -- a ...

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