Cellphone Evidence

A New Jersey state appeals court overturned a man’s assault conviction as unjust after the trial court refused to allow the jury to see a cellphone video of the defendant’s family’s interaction with police at the scene of the crime. The video directly rebutted the prosecutor’s claim that family members lied about their attempt to speak to the police, and contradicted police claims that they thoroughly canvassed the area for witnesses.

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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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