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Kosovo PM Removed From International Arrest Warrant: Minister

U.S. News

Serbia has charged Haradinaj with murdering Serbs in the late 1990s war. The 1998-99 conflict ended after NATO bombed the now-defunct Yugoslavia, then comprising Serbia and Montenegro, for 78 days to force a withdrawal of its troops from Kosovo and end a counter-insurgency campaign against ethnic Albanians.


Spanish judge withdraws arrest warrant for Catalan leaders who fled

Los Angeles Times

A Spanish judge on Tuesday withdrew international arrest warrants for ousted Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont and four members of his former cabinet who have been fighting extradition from Belgium.


Data: Most Utah Warrants Approved in Less Than 3 Minutes

U.S. News

According to the data, judges approved nearly 9,400 warrants during a one-year period starting in April 2017. The average time for a judge to review the warrants was about eight minutes, but nearly 60 percent were approved in less than three minutes. About 3 percent of warrants were approved in less than 30 seconds.


Court says police don't need warrants for phone location data

Engadget

You would think that police would require a warrant to get your phone's location info, right? It just ruled that asking a company for cellphone location data you've offered to a third-party doesn't represent a search under the Constitution's Fourth Amendment, and thus doesn't need a warrant. According to the judges voting for the decision, volunteering your position info means you've given up a "reasonable expectation of privacy" -- if you didn't want to share where you were, you wouldn't have handed that knowledge over to someone else, would you?


Spain drops arrest warrants for former Catalan leader Puigdemont

Al Jazeera

Spanish authorities revoked European and international arrest warrants for former Catalan President Carles Puigdemont and other leading separatist politicians currently in exile. Pablo Llarena, a Spanish judge, said in a ruling on Thursday the decision had been taken in response to a German court's refusal to allow Puigdemont's extradition to Spain on charges of rebellion over his role in Catalonia's controversial independence referendum last October. The European and international arrest warrants for five other separatist leaders who, alongside Puigdemont played a role in the vote, were also dropped. All six fled Spain after the central government in Madrid stripped Catalonia of its autonomy and imposed direct rule on the region after separatist leaders declared independence shortly after the October 1 referendum. Llarena's decision clears Puidgemont and the others - scattered in Scotland, Belgium and Switzerland - to move across borders without fear of arrest.