Ken Strutin, the director of legal information services for the New York State Defenders Association, writes that blogs are providing leads in criminal investigations and starting to be used as evidence at trial. Their impact on criminal procedure must be judged by constitutional and evidentiary principles rooted in a print world. Can an e-journal be authenticated in the same way as a diary entry? What weight should blog statements be given? Can they support an application for a search warrant?
Web Logs as Evidence
New York Law Journal
May 9, 2006
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