In Re Matter of Search Warrant Executed on March 30, 2009 At the Residence of Movant Riccardo Calixte

Riccardo Calixte's Expedited Application for Leave to Appeal the Denial of His Motion for Emergency Relief to Quash the Warrant & For Return of Property


A Boston College computer science student has asked a Massachusetts court to quash an invalid search warrant for his dorm room that resulted in campus police illegally seizing several computers, an iPod, a cell phone, and other technology. EFF is representing the student, who has petitioned the court for the immediate return of his property and is demanding that investigators be prohibited from any further searches or analysis of his digital data.

On April 21, a Newton District Court judge denied EFF's motion to quash. Next up will be an appeal of the District Court ruling. On April 27, EFF appealed the District Court's written order of April 22 to the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court.

Update: A hearing is scheduled for 2:00 pm ET on Wednesday, May 12, 2009, at the Supreme Judicial Court for the County of Suffolk, Adams Courthouse, Courtroom 2, One Pemberton Square, Boston, MA 02108-1707.

This is Calixte's Expedited Application for Leave to Appeal the Denial of his Emergency Relief to Quash the Warrant & for Return of his Property.

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