Category Archives: Reasonable expectation of privacy

CA3: No REP from police being in a hotel hallway and then having RS for a frisk

The odor of marijuana coming from defendant’s hotel room was reasonable suspicion for his later stop and frisk in the hallway. “Appellant’s brief could also be read to assert that the police lacked reasonable suspicion to patrol the motel hallway. … Continue reading

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CA2: There was no heightened expectation of privacy under Collins v. Virginia in a multi-family parking lot

Collins doesn’t provide an heightened expectation of privacy in a milti-family parking lot. “Jones does not dispute that the Dodge Magnum was inherently mobile. … We hold that the officers had probable cause to search the Dodge Magnum and that … Continue reading

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PA: Information from CI’s recording in the home not suppressible even though full conversation might be

Recordings made in defendant’s house were not relied upon in issuing the search warrant for his house, so they can’t be a basis of suppression under the wiretap statute. As a Fourth Amendment matter, under Hoffa, the recordings made inside … Continue reading

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D.Idaho: Consent irrelevant to a parole search

Defendant was reasonably subjected to a parole search, and withdrawal of his consent was irrelevant. United States v. Perales, 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 99191 (D. Idaho June 11, 2018). The officer had reasonable suspicion to detain defendant for being a … Continue reading

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D.Ariz.: Long-term pole camera surveillance over the fence surrounding defendant’s junkyard violated his REP

Long-term pole camera surveillance over the fence surrounding defendant’s junkyard violated his reasonable expectation of privacy where the average person couldn’t see over the fence merely walking by. The court differentiates the flyover cases because long-term video surveillance is unusual … Continue reading

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MN: 4A claim can’t be brought for first time in post-conviction proceeding

Defendant’s post-conviction claim that the search violated the Fourth Amendment was waived for post-conviction purposes because he had to file it in the trial court before his case concluded. Fox v. State, 2018 Minn. LEXIS 308 (June 13, 2018). The … Continue reading

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MA: Removing paint chips off a car under the automobile exception was reasonable

There was probable cause that defendant’s car was involved in a shooting such that its stop and search was reasonable under the automobile exception. That included removing paint chips from it when it had been removed to the police station. … Continue reading

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NYTimes: Can 30,000 Cameras Help Solve Chicago’s Crime Problem?

NYTimes: Can 30,000 Cameras Help Solve Chicago’s Crime Problem? By Timothy Williams Armed with advanced gadgets and mapping, officers can get to crime scenes “in time to see the guy still shooting.” But what does it mean for residents’ privacy? … Continue reading

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W.D.Tex.: Stop for jaywalking in high crime area didn’t provide RS to detain to ask about drugs; removing key fob from pocket was 4A violation

Reasonable suspicion for jaywalking didn’t permit questioning about drugs just because defendant was in a high crime area. The use of defendant’s key fob in his pocket violated the Fourth Amendment, following United States v. Craddock, 841 F.3d 756, 760 … Continue reading

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E.D.Mich.: Def was essentially and admittedly an “innocent bystander” at the place searched and had no standing

This defendant had no standing in the condo that was searched under a search warrant. He produced nothing to show that he had any connection to the property or was a guest with a connection to the premises, even an … Continue reading

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Daily Beast: Justices Thomas and Gorsuch Just Hinted They Would End Privacy as We Know It

Daily Beast: Justices Thomas and Gorsuch Just Hinted They Would End Privacy as We Know It by Jay Michaelson: President Trump’s addition to the Supreme Court sides with the bench’s ‘originalist’—and it has terrifying implications for your rights. Because privacy … Continue reading

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SCOTUS: The driver of a rental car not on the contract may have a REP in the car

The driver of a rental car not listed on the contract may have a reasonable exception of privacy in the car Byrd v. United States, 2018 U.S. LEXIS 2803 (May 14, 2018). Syllabus:

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