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Massachusetts Arrest, Search, and Seizure Citator

Fact-driven decisions, issue-specific summaries

  • Product Number: 2235710WCH
  • Publication Date: 7/31/2023
  • Edition: 2023 Edition
  • Copyright: © 2023 MCLE, Inc.
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    The Massachusetts Arrest, Search, and Seizure Citator includes detailed summaries of the applicable law, along with hundreds of abstracts of Massachusetts search and seizure cases. The book is organized by numerous finding aids, including a table of cases organized by legal issue and key words for each abstracted case. Use this reference for a detailed overview of Massachusetts law, as articulated through over three decades of decisions.

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    • Update: July 2023

      Dear Subscriber:

      Thank you for choosing to stay current with this 2023 edition of the Massachusetts Arrest, Search, and Seizure Citator. Inside, you will find new cases summarized, in the areas of both warrantless searches and searches conducted pursuant to warrants—including these:

      • GPS tracking. A 2022 decision finding that the tracking of an individual without including the address of the victim as part of a court-ordered exclusion zone to constitute an unreasonable search and seizure.
      • Collective knowledge doctrine. A 2023 decision finding that both vertical and horizontal collective knowledge exists, and setting forth the conditions of each type of knowledge by police.
      • Body-worn video camera. A 2023 case finding that the use of a body-worn video camera is not a surreptitious eavesdropping such as to violate the Wiretap Statute; but rather, merely preserves a statement voluntarily provided to police.
      • Blood alcohol. A 2022 decision requiring police to obtain a defendant's consent to a blood alcohol content of a suspect's blood, without regard as to whether the sample was collected at the direction of police or a third party.
      • Search of a suspect's cell phone. A 2022 decision stating that a search warrant to search a suspect's cell phone must contain sufficient evidence to establish probable cause or must have had nexus to the crime.
      • Pedestrian stop; racial motivation. A 2023 case revising the standard for establishing an equal protection claim under Massachusetts' Declaration of Rights with regard to pedestrian stops.

      We at MCLE trust that you will find this new material useful in your criminal law practice and valuable in keeping your law library current.


      MCLE Press

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    Hon. Mark S. Coven, Quincy District Court, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Quincy