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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 )
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
Nutraceuticals.

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.

-snip-

Read more: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070618/ap_on_hi_te/e_mail_ruling
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CharlesSheehanMiles Donating Member (4 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-26-07 09:30 AM
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1. Let's see what happens at appeal
Somehow I'm sure the government will appeal this one.
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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-27-07 09:16 AM
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2. The terrorists hate us for our enhanced penises. n/t
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