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Feds Lose Bid To Search Phone In Georgetown Ricin Case

Law360, New York (March 26, 2014, 4:11 PM EDT) -- A Washington, D.C., federal magistrate judge has denied prosecutors' request to search the cellphone of a Georgetown University student charged with possession of ricin after he allegedly manufactured and stored the poisonous substance in his dorm room.

U.S. Magistrate Judge John M. Facciola denied the request for a search warrant that would allow authorities to explore the contents of Daniel Milzman's Apple iPhone, saying the application would need to be refined in order to ensure Milzman would not be subject to unlawful search and seizure in...
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