Steroid Case: 9th Cir. Rules Seizure of Baseball Players Records Illegal
In the baseball steroid cases, the 9th Circuit has issued a lengthy opinion finding the Government violated the 4th Amendment when issuing grand jury subpoenas and search warrants for drug testing records of all tested baseball players.
Investigators looking into steroid use by professional baseball players obtained search warrants and subpoenas for the drug tests results on 10 major league players, but they took the results on 104 players.
The opinion is here. The court provides guidelines for future cases in which the Government is seeking records stored on computers. [More...]
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