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 February 3, 2011  Posted by  Breaches, Court, Surveillance

Some people don’t take “no” for an answer. In this case, a raid that occurred at a tax preparer’s office in 2007 has been the subject of numerous filings as to the constitutionality of the search and use of evidence obtained in the raid.

Early coverage of this case can be found in the PogoWasRight.org archives; more recent coverage can be found on this blog and on the companion blog, DataBreaches.net. In the latest development:

The Weld County District Attorney’s Office is appealing a ruling from a Larimer District Court judge that ended an investigation into illegal immigration using records from a Greeley tax preparer.

In December, District Judge Stephen Schapanski made permanent a temporary injunction (viewable below) against Weld County District Attorney Ken Buck and Sheriff John Cooke.

The injunction stemmed from an ACLU lawsuit (PDF) arguing that Buck and Cooke’s investigation into undocumented immigrants–known as Operation Numbers Game–was based on “[retention] of constitutionally-protected confidential information taken in an unlawful search and seizure.”

Read more on the Huffington Post.

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