Fourth Amendment http://wuis.org en Legislation Targets Conservation Police http://wuis.org/post/legislation-targets-conservation-police <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A group of lawmakers is challenging the broad powers enjoyed by Illinois' conservation police officers. At issue is whether the officers can operate on private land without a warrant.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Illinois law lets conservation police enter "all lands and waters" to enforce the Wildlife Code. The idea is, even if you have a huge private forest, you’re not allowed to, say, shoot a deer out of season.</span></p> Mon, 03 Mar 2014 12:00:50 +0000 Brian Mackey 20048 at http://wuis.org Legislation Targets Conservation Police Prosecutor Backing Electronic Privacy Bill http://wuis.org/post/prosecutor-backing-electronic-privacy-bill <p>The Illinois Senate is considering limits on the ways law enforcement can use electronic tracking information. Both privacy advocates and police are in favor of the change.</p><p>With the popularity of GPS-enabled smart phones, many of us are constantly broadcasting our location. And Illinois law doesn't have much to say about how that information can and can't be used against us in court.</p><p>Privacy advocates want restrictions. And even law enforcement can be left guessing as to what's legal.</p> Tue, 25 Feb 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Brian Mackey 19710 at http://wuis.org