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73Berkeley police illegally searched the camera

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  • Bill Holmes
    Jun 21, 2010
      Judge: UC illegally searched journalist's camera

      Associated Press June 21, 2010 04:30 PM Copyright Associated Press.
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      Monday, June 21, 2010

      (06-21) 16:30 PDT Berkeley, Calif. (AP) --

      A judge has ruled that the University of California, Berkeley police
      illegally searched the camera of a photojournalist who was covering a
      student protest outside the chancellor's home.

      The First Amendment Project said Monday that Alameda County Superior
      Judge Yolanda Northridge on Friday invalidated the search warrant used
      by UC police to review photographs taken by David Morse at the Dec. 11

      The Oakland-based organization says the judge also ordered the
      university to return all copies of Morse's photos.

      Morse was covering the protest outside Chancellor Robert Birgeneau's
      residence for the San Francisco Bay Area Independent Media Center,
      also known as Indybay.

      UC Berkeley officials were not immediately available to comment on the
      judge's ruling.

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