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Eugene Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-18-07 02:01 PM
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Appeals court rules for e-mail privacy (Enzyte maker, 4th amendment )
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Edited on Mon Jun-18-07 02:03 PM by Eugene
Source: Associated Press

Appeals court rules for e-mail privacy

By DAN SEWELL, Associated Press Writer
54 minutes ago

CINCINNATI - Federal investigators overstepped constitutional
bounds by searching e-mails without a warrant during a fraud
investigation related to an herbal supplement company known
for its "Smiling Bob" ads, a federal appeals court ruled Monday.

The ruling by a three-judge panel of the 6th U.S. Circuit Court
of Appeals upholds a lower court ruling temporarily blocking
investigators from additional e-mail searches in the case against
Steven Warshak, owner and president of Berkeley Premium

Warshak, whose company markets supplements that include a
"natural male enhancement" product called Enzyte, argued that
his Fourth Amendment protections against unreasonable searches
and seizures were violated when the government went after his
e-mail records.


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