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Texas police can get search warrants based on the ‘prediction of a future crime,’ judge notes

An appeals court in Texas ruled last week that police may obtain a search warrant based on the prediction of a future crime. Officers in Parker County took Michael Fred Wehrenberg and some associates into custody in summer 2010, after watching his home for about a month as part of…

New Zealand police ordered to return Dotcom material

A New Zealand judge on Friday ordered police to return any digital material seized in an armed raid on Internet mogul Kim Dotcom’s mansion last year not directly related to the prosecution against him. The decision by High Court chief judge Helen Winkelmann follows a ruling last year that the…