State police have returned electronics gear belonging to a Boston College computer science student, after a state supreme court judge last week threw out a search warrant that had led to its confiscation...

The ruling drew praise from the Electronic Frontier Foundation, an Internet civil liberties organization that assisted in Calixte's defense.

"We're grateful that the court was able to see through the commonwealth's smokescreen and rectify this mistake," said the foundation's civil liberties director Jennifer Granick.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Boston Globe