DOJ Says Child Porn Warrant Nix Boosts Rule Change Push

Law360, New York (April 21, 2016, 7:41 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Department of Justice on Thursday spoke out against a Massachusetts federal judge's decision to nix a far-reaching search warrant used to identify suspects in a child pornography sting, saying the ruling highlights the need to amend procedural rules to allow courts to issue warrants for electronic data located outside their jurisdiction.

In a 39-page order issued Wednesday, U.S. District Judge William G. Young granted defendant Alex Levin's motion to suppress evidence that investigators had collected using a search warrant that they had obtained from a magistrate judge in the Eastern District of Virginia that allowed them to intercept communications...

Stay ahead of the curve

In the legal profession, information is the key to success. You have to know what’s happening with clients, competitors, practice areas, and industries. Law360 provides the intelligence you need to remain an expert and beat the competition.


  • Access to case data within articles (numbers, filings, courts, nature of suit, and more.)
  • Access to attached documents such as briefs, petitions, complaints, decisions, motions, etc.
  • Create custom alerts for specific article and case topics and so much more!

TRY LAW360 FREE FOR SEVEN DAYS

Hello! I'm Law360's automated support bot.

How can I help you today?

For example, you can type:
  • I forgot my password
  • I took a free trial but didn't get a verification email
  • How do I sign up for a newsletter?
Beta
Ask a question!