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The instant Indictment and a companion Indictment accuse 25 people, mostly young, overwhelmingly people of color, and many of them heroin addicts, of a conspiracy conducted essentially by communication through cell phones.
Snapchat's Guide for Law Enforcement regarding the required legal processes for obtaining information for users' accounts.
Motion to Suppress Traffic Stop for Following Too Closely.
Compelled cell phone password & seizure materials.
Amicus curiae brief of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers supporting Respondent.
Brief of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers as Amicus Curiae in Support of Appellant.
Application of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the Maryland Public Defender, and Interested Legal Scholars for Leave to File Amicus Curiae Brief and Amicus Brief in Support of Defendant and Appellant Mark Buza.