Enzyte, Smilin' Bob, and warrantless searches

The Sixth Circuit Court decision on email being protected by the Fourth Amendment contains the fascinating story behind the, uh, "male enhancement" product called "Enzyte" and the infamous Smilin' Bob character who appeared in the annoying late night TV commercials. The entire document runs 98 pages, but pages 4 through 12 describe in detail how a $250 million a year complete scam is set up and run. And yes, if you don't bother to read the decision, the short story is that Enzyte was a scam from beginning to end. But the Enzyte folks had 27,000 emails seized without a warrant, which led to this decision, and so in an odd way, Enzyte turned out to be a good thing for all of us.

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