The Justice Department suffered a digital-age defeat Friday at the Supreme Court, which sided with the privacy rights of cellphone users in a dispute over law enforcement tracking their movements. In a 5-4 ruling, the court said law enforcement generally will need a warrant for such searches. Chief Justice John Roberts cast the deciding vote. At issue is whether the Constitution’s Fourth Amendment requires a search warrant for the government

Just one day after the shooting massacre last week at a Florida high school, the woman who cared for the alleged shooter and his brother filed court papers seeking control of their inheritance, which could total up to $800,000, according to the New York Post. Roxanne Deschamps also had Zachary Cruz, the brother of shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz, involuntarily committed to a mental facility shortly after the massacre, the Post

Police in Indiana fired a gunshot at a man who they thought was a thief on Tuesday, but was actually just an actor playing one. The incident occurred after Indiana State Police responded to the scene of a possible robbery at Backstep Brewing Co. in Crawfordsville, Indiana, according to Fox 8 Cleveland. When actor Jim Duff exited the building, wearing a ski mask and holding a gun, police reportedly thought he

Detroit, MI – As visual Litigation continues to grow, the decision was made to expand further into Southeaster Lower Michigan to support some of the best trial lawyers in the country. Detroit has long been home to nationally renowned litigators dealing with automotive, motorcycle. and marine accidents, but today there are many more areas of practice. Criminal as well as multi-party civil litigation has greatly benefited from advanced trial graphics.

FAA requirements to get tighter on commercial drone pilots. Visual Litigation in partnership with DownLink Aviation announces a new program to provide forensic animations and re-creations of drone related incidents. The world is getting smaller, and the FAA is working with local and state authorities to make sure drones don’t become a hazard. Visual Litigation in partnership with DownLink Aviation now offer complete forensics re-creations and visual re-creations of any drone

BOISE, Idaho – An Idaho man who experts say was coerced into a false murder confession was freed Wednesday after spending half of his life behind bars. A judge released Christopher Tapp after vacating his rape conviction and resentencing him to time served for the 1996 killing of Angie Dodd. The release came after years of work by Tapp’s attorney, public defender John Thomas, and advocates, including Judges for Justice, the

Boston, MA – Visual Litigation, Ltd. was on hand to assist the crime scene members of the Boston Police Dept. in the exhumation of the suspected Boston Strangler. The case of the Boston Strangler had remained officially opened for more than forty years, mostly due to the fact that there had previously been little or no evidence to link the main suspect, Albert Desalvo, to the crimes. That may have all

Courtesy of FARO Technologies, Inc. The world’s law and order agencies have a long history of embracing new technologies that can help them to detect and solve crimes; aid in the apprehension of suspects and allow the clear presentation of prosecution evidence. In addition to the adoption of dedicated equipment that is designed specifically to assist in the above areas, for example fingerprinting systems, advancements in other fields, such as

Special Report – A Second Look KALAMAZOO, Mich. NEWSCHANNEL 3 – What if you could roll back time and step into a crime scene from ten years ago?It’s already happening in West Michigan.Newschannel 3 got a front row seat to astonishing 3D imagery that’s helping Michigan State Police solve

In the latest skirmish over privacy in the cellphone age, a federal judge in Chicago has rejected a law enforcement request to force potential targets in an ongoing investigation to provide fingerprints to unlock any iPhones or other Apple devices. The order by U.S. Magistrate Judge David Weisman concerned a request for a warrant to search a residence where investigators believed someone was using the internet to traffic images of