Category Archives: Exclusionary rule

NY4: Exclusionary rule wouldn’t be applied to probation search during a time of uncertainty in the law where law now settled; no deterrence possible

The exclusionary rule would not be applied to what turned out to be an illegal probation search at a time when the law was unclear. There is no deterrent effect to be gained by applying the exclusionary rule when other … Continue reading

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CA3: Petrs stated enough to get an immigration hearing on application of exclusionary rule to race-based stop as egregious violation of 4A

The petitioners in an immigration proceeding alleged a race based stop and detention by state officers stated enough to get a hearing on whether this was an egregious violation of the Fourth Amendment. Yoc-Us v. AG United States, 2019 U.S. … Continue reading

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S.D.W.Va.: Computer SW for drugs led to healthcare fraud evidence; second SW needed; exclusionary rule should apply to deter

The government had a search warrant of ESI for drugs. When the search warrant was executed, they found evidence of healthcare billing fraud. A second search warrant was required, citing the government’s own search manual [noted and linked on the … Continue reading

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N.D.Ill.: The exclusionary rule does not apply in a § 1983 suit against police officers

The exclusionary rule does not apply in a § 1983 suit against police officers. Mayo v. Lasalle County, 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 117667 (N.D. Ill. July 15, 2019).* The court concludes defendant didn’t just drop his backpack when confronted by … Continue reading

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TX14: The exclusionary rule does not apply to drug testing in a termination of parental rights case

The exclusionary rule does not apply to drug testing in a termination of parental rights case. In the Interest of L.C.L., 2019 Tex. App. LEXIS 6018 (Tex. App. – Houston (14th Dist.) July 16, 2019). The smell of marijuana during … Continue reading

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D.P.R.: Officer opened def’s door without PC or consent; suppressed

Officer’s opening defendant’s door without probable cause or voluntary consent requires suppression of weapons found inside. (The USMJ conducted a hearing and the USDJ had doubts about some facts and conducted another one.) United States v. Figueroa-Figueroa, 2019 U.S. Dist. … Continue reading

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D.Ariz.: SW for text messages prior to date of offense suppressed, after date were proper

The issuing magistrate properly issued a search warrant for text messages on defendant’s cell phone for a particular date and thereafter by inference. Prior to that particular date is suppressed for lack of probable cause. United States v. Bowen, 2019 … Continue reading

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AZ: Choice of law, exclusionary rule, and GFE

“¶1 Don Jacob Havatone appeals from his convictions and sentences for two counts of aggravated driving under the influence of intoxicating liquor (‘DUI’), one count of aggravated assault, one count of endangerment, and four counts of misdemeanor assault. Because a … Continue reading

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M.D.Ala.: “Motions to suppress evidence are appropriate in civil forfeiture proceedings …”

“Motions to suppress evidence are appropriate in civil forfeiture proceedings because the seizure and subsequent civil forfeiture of assets implicates the Fourth Amendment. Plymouth Sedan v. Pennsylvania, 380 U.S. 693, 702 (1965) (holding that the Fourth Amendment is applicable to … Continue reading

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KS: DMV can apply exclusionary rule to DL suspensions from bad stop

Petitioner’s stop was without reasonable suspicion, and the DMV can apply the exclusionary rule in the administrative proceeding. Jarvis v. Kansas Dep’t of Revenue, 2019 Kan. App. LEXIS 27 (May 10, 2019). “Regardless of whether defendant made a valid waiver … Continue reading

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LA: Failure to show PC for medical records required suppression

“The district court erred in denying defendant’s motion to suppress despite finding that the officers failed to articulate probable cause in their search warrant application to subpoena defendant’s medical records. A search warrant application must contain within its four corners … Continue reading

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WA: Reversal for unreasonable search of cell phone was required, not dismissal

The court of appeals erred in dismissing defendant’s case rather than reversing for a new trial after cell phone evidence was suppressed. There was other untainted evidence the state could use to try to convict on a retrial. State v. … Continue reading

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