Vt. High Court Upholds Electronic Search Limitations

Law360, New York (December 17, 2012, 6:38 PM EST) -- The Vermont Supreme Court ruled Friday that state judges can place restrictions on electronic searches to protect the privacy interests of a suspect, finding that they have the power to limit search warrants to prevent authorities from gaining access to personal data irrelevant to an alleged crime.

State prosecutors had filed a motion for extraordinary relief after a lower court judge attached conditions to the search warrant of a Burlington man's computer in an identity theft investigation, arguing that the judge lacked authority to impose the...
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