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Electronic surveillance and the Fourth Amendment

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Hello,

I have been studying a hypothetical case study and am struggling with it. I was hoping to get help on some of the main ideas of the case with the following questions:

1. What, if anything, can Maroon do about the search and/or seizure of his journalistic work product from his home? What about his Gmail account?

2. Did the vCard virus comply with the Fourth Amendment? Why or why not? Does Maroon have any recourse?

3. What are SA Security's chances of winning his FOIA, Privacy Act and public disclosure of private facts claims against the FBI and Maroon, respectively?

As much detail and specific references to the case as possible would be greatly appreciated! I'm a little lost in the idea of this case and am hoping to get a better understanding. Thank you so much!

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1. What, if anything, can Maroon do about the search and/or seizure of his journalistic work product from his home? What about his Gmail account?

If the subpoena was obtained illegally and search warrant was also not valid, as what is suggested in the posting, then Maroon has the autonomy to have any evidence derived from these illegal legal maneuvers threw out of court. His Gmail account cannot be assessed or searched ...

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