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A recent case involving the United States Drug Enforcement Administration ended in a settlement this past Tuesday. As discussed in a previous blog post, the federal government has been repeatedly criticized for using controversial impersonation methods in connection with criminal investigations. In this case, a woman whose identity was allegedly used by a [...]

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Monday Morning JETLawg

On September 9, 2013 By Bradlee Edmondson

The New York Times breaks a story alleging that the Drug Enforcement Agency has been working very closely with AT&T to access a database of phone records going as far back as 1987. According to the story, the DEA pays AT&T to station several of the company’s employees inside DEA investigative units to facilitate [...]

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Dropping “N-Bomb” Could Get You Arrested

On January 31, 2013 By Cal Albritton

If you are accustomed to going to the gas station for a quick snack or a Coke, you may have seen substances called “Scooby-Doo,” “Mr. Miyagi,” or “Spice” for sale by the register. Despite the cartoonish names, these substances are drugs. These may not be the drugs you’re familiar with. They are synthetic drugs, created [...]

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The next twist in the ongoing Michael Jackson death saga appears to be a criminal investigation: on July 22, the Los Angeles Police Department served a search warrant to the Houston clinic of Dr. Conrad Murray, Jackson’s personal doctor, who was with the pop icon at the time of his death on June 25. [...]

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The DEA's Problem with ePrescriptions

On August 24, 2008 By JETLaw

The benefits of electronic drug prescriptions, or ePrescriptions, have been widely touted. These ePrescriptions allow for better record keeping, fewer (potentially fatal) medical errors, increased efficiency, and lower costs. As a result, the president and Congress have both supported ePrescription technology, at least verbally. Earlier this summer, Congress passed new Medicaid legislation that gives [...]

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