Category Archives: Reasonable expectation of privacy

E.D.Tex.: Def had no REP in a stolen travel trailer

Defendant had no expectation of privacy in a stolen travel trailer that was found and searched that wasn’t his. United States v. Deckert, 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 178036 (E.D. Tex. Oct. 10, 2018), adopted, 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 178038 (E.D. … Continue reading

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WI: No REP in a computer left running online P2P

Wisconsin follows the uniform rule from all other courts and holds that there is no reasonable expectation of privacy in computer files available on eDonkey P2P network under either the Fourth Amendment or the state constitution. State v. Baric, 2018 … Continue reading

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N.D.Ga.: No REP in a wiretapped contraband cell phone in a jail

Defendant was on a contraband cell phone in jail that was wiretapped. He had no reasonable expectation of privacy in that phone. United States v. Nava, 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 155590 (N.D. Ga. Sep. 12, 2018):

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OH5: Ptf stated claim for invasion of privacy that private drug tester had to observe genitalia

Plaintiff stated a claim for invasion of privacy that a private drug tester had to observe their genitals in a drug test. Lunsford v. Sterilite of Ohio, 2018-Ohio-3437, 2018 Ohio App. LEXIS 3725 (5th Dist. Aug. 27, 2018). “Failure to … Continue reading

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C.D.Ill.: 18 month pole camera surveillance of def’s house didn’t violate REP

18 month pole camera surveillance of defendant’s house didn’t violate his reasonable expectation of privacy. United States v. Tuggle, 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 127333 (C.D. Ill. July 31, 2018):

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N.D.N.Y.: Public employer’s prior failure to search work computers under policy didn’t create a REP

Plaintiff did not have a reasonable expectation of privacy in her work issued computers under the school computer privacy policy. The fact they’d never looked before doesn’t otherwise create a reasonable expectation of privacy. Rissetto v. Clinton Essex Warren Wash. … Continue reading

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MS: No REP in calls from police station

Defendant’s calls from the police station after he was arrested admitted the marijuana in this case was his. The calls were admitted at trial, defense counsel challenging authentication. Defendant pro se argued a Fourth Amendment violation, but that is defaulted … Continue reading

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GA: No REP in a police interview room when you’re talking to yourself

Defendant talked to her dead sister she was later accused of killing while sitting alone in a police interview room that was being recorded. She had no reasonable expectation of privacy. She thought it was private, but that’s not enough. … Continue reading

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UT: Photographing items for inventory rather than listing them is reasonable

Photographing the things seen in the inventory rather than listing them all is reasonable. Here, defendant also mounted a “vigorous” defense to the validity of the inventory in other respects, but they all fail. His backpack was searched in the … Continue reading

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GA: No REP in data in car’s airbag control module

Defendant did not have a reasonable expectation of privacy in the data from his vehicle’s airbag control module, because, while an outside observer cannot ascertain the information regarding the use and function of a vehicle with the same precision, a … Continue reading

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Slate: What’s Next for the Reasonable Expectation of Privacy?

Slate: What’s Next for the Reasonable Expectation of Privacy? by Mike Godwin: The Supreme Court’s ruling in Carpenter raises new questions.

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D.D.C.: BOP employee had no REP in BOP owned work cell phone even though personal information was on it

BOP IG issued an administrative subpoena for respondent to produce her BOP owned cell phone, and she refused claiming a reasonable expectation of privacy in it. First, the standard of review is narrow and limited, and the subpoena is enforceable. … Continue reading

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