Fight Over Berkeley Cellphone Warnings Returns to Court

The city of Berkeley’s five-year battle with the wireless industry over cellphone radiation warnings came to a head Thursday before a federal judge, who will decide whether the city’s 2015 ordinance requiring retailers to provide guidance on avoiding radio-frequency exposure is pre-empted by federal law.

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Cellphone Location Info

The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals ruled that the seizure of a man’s cellphone records that police used in their investigation of his murder case was unreasonable and the lower court must now determine whether the man, convicted of beating and stabbing his former girlfriend’s stepfather to death, was harmed by the failure to suppress those records.

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Cellphone Sentence

A man was properly sentenced to 12 years in custody of the Mississippi Department of Corrections for possessing a cell phone in a jail where he was being held on a misdemeanor charge, the state’s supreme court ruled. The man claims his sentence is “grossly disproportionate” to the crime but it falls within the statutory range of three to 15 years. 

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