CS Major Quashes Search – Halts Forensic Analysis

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New developments occurred in the Calixte case regarding the domestic dispute leading to a detective throwing every book at hand against him. The EFF just published a nice point by point discussion of the verdict from their appeal.

Justice Botsford’s order is very concise and makes for a good read. In short the original conduct being investigated, and the purpose of the warrant affidavit, was the sending of emails allegedly by Calixte pretending to be his room mate Bennefield. The investigator then took this strand and ran with it trying to add hacking, downloading softwar illegally, and all sorts of other nasty charges. Botsford found the original premise, the emails, were likely not criminal actions and there was an insufficient followup investigation for the other items – post cognitive if you will.

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