4th Circ. Says 'Single Click' Warrant Wasn't Unconstitutional

Law360 (August 2, 2019, 9:23 PM EDT) -- A divided Fourth Circuit held Thursday that there was probable cause for a warrant allowing law enforcement to search an individual’s home for child pornography, issuing a published decision that a dissenting judge said “diminishes the constitutional rights of those who use the internet.”

A Virginia magistrate judge had cause to issue a warrant after an IP address associated with Nikolai Bosyk’s house accessed a link that contained child pornography, the majority concluded, pointing to a government agent’s affidavit.

Bosyk and his amicus, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, argued that the government got its warrant based on a special agent detailing a...

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