Albany Law Hosts Tribute to Siegel


Albany Law School will host an event to celebrate the career of Distinguished Professor of Law Emeritus David D. Siegel on Tuesday, Nov. 18 at 5:30 p.m. A tribute will be given by Chief Judge Judith S. Kaye, New York Court of Appeals, as well as other special guests.

Professor Siegel, who joined the Albany Law School faculty in 1972, has taught and still writes extensively on civil procedure, federal jurisdiction and practice, conflict of laws, and New York practice. He is the author of New York Practice, the leading treatise on New York practice, and one of the few commentators appearing in the United States Code Annotated.

For more information, or to share memories of Professor Siegel, visitwww.albanylaw.edu/siegel.

Judge: No cryptographic hash analysis without warrant


(Full Text of Article by Dan Goodwin from The Register)

Child porn case, from MD PA which sets forth warrant requirement for search of computer, even when “only” making a copy of the hard drive and doing a “hash analysis” i.e., adding up sums of numerical identifiers for various files without opening the files.

The hash analysis program was EnCase, which is in common use amongst law enforcement computer forensic experts.

Read the full text of the decision here.