Category Archives: Reasonable expectation of privacy

D.Mont.: No REP in a jail call

Defendant’s recorded jail call did not afford him an objectively reasonable expectation of privacy. His reliance on a Montana case on another issue not at all like this that did recognize a limited reasonable expectation of privacy under the Montana … Continue reading

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OR: No REP in a camera and SD card left recording in a Starbucks bathroom

Defendant left a camera disguised as a cell phone charger in a Starbucks bathroom. It was found by a customer and turned over to the store manager. The manager believed it to be a camera, opened the back, and found … Continue reading

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S.D.N.Y.: 21 month pole camera surveillance of def’s front door was reasonable

Pole camera surveillance of defendant’s house for 21 months didn’t violate Fourth Amendment. He had a subjective reasonable expectation privacy, but it’s not one that society is prepared to recognize as reasonable. The court traces Katz to Jardines, and concludes … Continue reading

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WA: Homeless man had REP in his tent camping in park after hours

A homeless man camping in a tent in Vancouver, WA had a privacy interest in his closed tent even though he was camping after hours. State v. Pippin, 2017 Wash. App. LEXIS 2365 (Oct. 10, 2017):

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CA11: Parolee has no REP where he stays

Officers had cause for a protective sweep as well as consent from defendant’s girlfriend to search her apartment where he often stayed. A shotgun was in plain view. Defendant also had no standing because he was a parolee. United States … Continue reading

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E.D.Wash.: No REP in jail calls

Defendant’s jail calls were not obtained in violation of the Fourth Amendment. United States v. Angulo, 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 190187 (E.D. Wash. March 18, 2015). Defendant challenges defense counsel’s performance in not asking the right questions during the suppression … Continue reading

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D.Colo: No REP in prison cell or photographs of inmate’s body in a prison murder case

Defendant was charged with murder of another inmate in ADX Florence. He had no reasonable expectation of privacy in his prison cell from a search, and photographing his body was reasonable and not an invasion of privacy. United States v. … Continue reading

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SD: Two months of pole camera surveillance without even RS violated a REP that society would recognize as reasonable; GFE applies, however

Defendant had a reasonable expectation of privacy that society is now prepared to recognize as reasonable from installation of a pole camera across the street from his house and monitoring it for two months based solely on a tip that … Continue reading

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CA9: Guest of evicted tenant has no REP in premises

Plaintiff claimed to be the guest of the alleged tenant who had been evicted from the premises and he knew it. Thus, they were trespassers, and there was no reasonable expectation of privacy to complain of the officers’ entry. Plaintiff … Continue reading

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ME: SW not needed to photograph def’s facial injuries

Police didn’t need a search warrant to photograph injuries on defendant’s face. State v. McNaughton, 2017 ME 173, 2017 Me. LEXIS 193 (Aug. 1, 2017). There was neither reasonable suspicion for defendant’s stop nor his patdown. No facts were put … Continue reading

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