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Texas Effectively Does Away with “Confidential Informants”

Texas-Effectively-Does-Away-with-Confidential-InformantsThe Constitutional Right to face one’s accuser has gradually faded over the years with a number of exceptions carved away by the courts. One has been the “Confidential Informant” exception. Until now all the police had to say was they had a “confidential and reliable informant that had previously supplied credible information” and they could use whatever information they claimed the informant had told them as the basis of obtaining a search warrant and never have to disclose the identity of the informant. Read more

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Stephen Carter

Stephen Carter is a 30 year old journalist and information technology specialist living in Waco, Texas and serves as Deputy Director for NORML of Waco. He has been working with the cannabis movement since 2009. He founded Texas Cannabis Report in 2013 to bring Texans accurate cannabis related news.

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