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[NZHerald] Dotcom Raid declared "Null and Void"

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Internet tycoon Kim Dotcom's cash, cars and property were seized using a court order which should never have been granted.
A judgment from Justice Judith Potter on Friday declared the restraining order "null and void" and having "no legal effect".
The blunder might now lead to the beleaguered internet mogul getting back everything that was stripped away in the surprise dawn raid on his mansion eight weeks ago.

More here: http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10792862

You guys should know the drill with these type of threads by now so I don't have to repeat the rules. Yay for non-corrupt judges.
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Wow. I seriously can't believe that. One would imagine that when taking away everything someone owns that there would be some sort of double checking...
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Wonderful news.
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Not sure if this even qualifies as news... It just seems to be about a wronged searches and seizures, and not the Megaupload debacle which has been covered here in numerous topics.
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Not sure if my mind has been spoiled by TV and movies, but if you obtain evidence without a warrant, isn't the evidence void?
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Not sure if this even qualifies as news... It just seems to be about a wronged searches and seizures, and not the Megaupload debacle which has been covered here in numerous topics.

Still tech related as he's the founder of it and has been arrested. It's like how Steve Jobs died - not related to Apple but still tech industry related.
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Not sure if my mind has been spoiled by TV and movies, but if you obtain evidence without a warrant, isn't the evidence void?

They stuffed up on the legal filing procedure for the raid.
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Not sure if my mind has been spoiled by TV and movies, but if you obtain evidence without a warrant, isn't the evidence void?

Last I remember, yes it would be void.
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Not sure if my mind has been spoiled by TV and movies, but if you obtain evidence without a warrant, isn't the evidence void?

In the USA, yes. There was a case where I live where they illegally raided a drug dealers house without a warrant, found about $500,000 in cash(From selling drugs) as well as 4 floors of marijuana growing, they then seized all his belongings including cars cash and the plants. At the end of it all the guy got everything except the plants back and was let off free since the police did an illegal raid. He promptly left the drug business as well.
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