Category Archives: General warrant

IL: SW in murder investigation was general and sought drug evidence without showing PC for it

The search warrant in a murder investigation didn’t incorporate the affidavit in support, and it wasn’t present for the search, so this warrant was too general to support a search. The search warrant was shown to be for a drug … Continue reading

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S.D.Miss.: Courts condone broader warrants when CP is being sought

Where the computer child pornography warrant required the electronic media be searched in 14 days and it was searched in two days there was no prejudice. The warrant was not general. The tendency in the cases is to permit broader … Continue reading

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ABAJ: North Carolina police issue broad warrants for data from Google users near crime scenes

ABAJ: North Carolina police issue broad warrants for data from Google users near crime scenes by Jason Tashea:

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CA6: Seizure under SW was valid despite a catchall phrase because it was severable; suppression of phone search reversed

Defendants were suspected of committing a series of home invasion robberies, and they were charged with racketeering. The district court suppressed the searches of their phones for the use of language too general. The government concedes there was an overbroad … Continue reading

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NYLJ: Computer Searches: A ‘General’ Warrant Can No Longer Satisfy Requirements

NYLJ: Computer Searches: A ‘General’ Warrant Can No Longer Satisfy Requirements by Roger L. Stavis (May 19, 2017):

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S.D.N.Y.: Overseizure during SW wasn’t so bad this was a general search

In a forfeiture case of a building worth about $1B, the good faith exception applies to a prior search where there was an overseizure. This overseizure wasn’t enough to make the search a general search. In re 650 Fifth Ave. … Continue reading

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