Author Archives: Hall

MN: Another’s outside storage unit at an apartment building found because its key was found during a search of the apt couldn’t be searched under apt SW

An apartment of another was searched under a warrant, and a key to a storage unit was found. The storage unit was nearby but not in the apartment, and it was in defendant’s name. Searching the storage unit in another … Continue reading

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CO: Def’s DNA was unlawfully collected in a juvenile proceeding and entered into CODIS, and the exclusionary rule is applied

Defendant’s DNA was unlawfully collected in a juvenile proceeding that was ultimately dismissed with deferral. It wasn’t removed from CODIS, and defendant was later linked to a carjacking from his DNA. The exclusionary rule is applied because the first search … Continue reading

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W.D.Va.: § 1983 case over same search lost in state court is barred by Heck

Plaintiff’s § 1983 case is a replay of his search issue he lost in state court, so it’s barred by Heck v. Humphrey. Wells v. Martin, 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 162564 (W.D. Va. Sep. 24, 2018). Because plaintiff’s decedent was … Continue reading

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LA1: Changing suppression issue on appeal from lack of PC to arrest to an unreasonable search is waiver of the issue

Defendant’s motion changed from probable cause to arrest to whether there was an unreasonable search and seizure between the suppression hearing and the appeal. Thus, the issue for appeal wasn’t presented to the trial court, so it’s not preserved for … Continue reading

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S.D.N.Y.: Exclusionary rule doesn’t apply to federal supervised release hearings

The exclusionary rule is not applicable to federal supervised release revocation hearings. United States v. Jones, 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 162830 (S.D. N.Y. Sep. 24, 2018). The government did, in fact, have a search warrant for defendant’s CSLI, so his … Continue reading

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CA6: Alleged inappropriate search of 17-year-old girl before letting her go to bathroom during traffic stop that led to a drug dog and finding nothing gets to go to jury

A traffic stop of plaintiff’s family led to calling a drug dog. While waiting for the drug dog, plaintiff had to use the bathroom, and the detaining officers called for a female officer to escort her to a nearby bathroom … Continue reading

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W.D.Pa.: Request for CI’s identity was speculative venture here and denied

Defendant’s claim he needs the CI’s name to attempt to come up with an alibi defense is essentially speculative and fishing for information without a real goal. It doesn’t overcome Roviaro. United States v. Noble, 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 161139 … Continue reading

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NYTimes: Just Don’t Call It Privacy

NYTimes: Just Don’t Call It Privacy by Natasha Singer: Amazon, Google and Twitter executives are heading to Congress. Should legislators give consumers control over the data companies have on them?

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PA: Emergency aid entry into home doesn’t permit reentry for accurate recordkeeping

A warrantless entry into a house under the emergency aid exception does not permit a reentry for administrative tasks. Accurate record keeping can’t be a justification for a warrantless entry. Commonwealth v. Wilmer, 2018 Pa. LEXIS 4917 (Sep. 21, 2018) … Continue reading

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CA2: On GVR after Carpenter, Second Circuit also holds GFE applies to 2011 SCA order

Defendant’s CSLI case was GVR’d by SCOTUS after Carpenter. His SCA order was issued in 2011. “Prior to Carpenter, all six courts of appeal to have considered the question had held that the government acquisition of electronic data from third … Continue reading

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CA3: Govt agreed that SW materials could be released in terrorism case, but not plea agreement; no abuse of discretion in keeping plea papers sealed

In a terrorism case, the government agreed that search warrant materials could be unsealed, but resisted disclosure of plea agreements and plea related materials. They were presumptively open records at common law and the First Amendment, but the government made … Continue reading

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Cal.4th: Retroactive conversion of felony MJ conviction to civil infraction didn’t require lawfully collected DNA be purged from database

California’s retroactive conversion of personal use felony marijuana convictions to civil infractions does not warrant removal of defendant’s DNA from the system. People v. Laird, 2018 Cal. App. LEXIS 841 (4th Dist. Aug. 30, 2018), ordered published Sep. 21, 2018. … Continue reading

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