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Client Alert: Ninth Circuit Reversed in Sexting Privacy Decision

Today, in a decision authored by Justice Anthony Kennedy, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously overturned a decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in a case involving an employee’s assertion that a government employer had violated the Fourth Amendment by unreasonably obtaining and reviewing personal text messages sent and received on … Continue Reading

Employer Consented To Government’s Warrantless Search Of Office And Computer Used By Employee

United States v. Ziegler, 474 F.3d 1184 (9th Cir. 2007) After the owner of Frontline Processing contacted the FBI with a tip that an employee, Brian Ziegler, had accessed child pornography on the Internet from a workplace computer, Frontline entered Ziegler’s locked office and made a copy of the computer’s hard drive, which was provided … Continue Reading
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