Category Archives: Cell site location information

CA11: Carpenter isn’t retroactive; successor habeas denied

Defendant’s CSLI claim can’t be brought as a successor habeas petition. Carpenter isn’t retroactive. In re Witherspoon, 2020 U.S. App. LEXIS 29717 (11th Cir. Sept. 17, 2020). Defendant was in a stolen vehicle and had a backpack in it while … Continue reading

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E.D.La.: Stone precludes CSLI claims from before Carpenter was decided

2254 petitioner was barred from a CSLI claim because it wasn’t raised in state court where he had an opportunity to litigate. It’s no defense to attempt to overcome Stone preclusion that Carpenter came after the trial court decision because … Continue reading

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D.Ariz.: No REP in one’s criminal history from examination

There is no reasonable expectation of privacy in an inmate’s criminal history search that led to a detainer. Brink v. Herron, 2020 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 162680 (D. Ariz. Aug. 7, 2020). Defendant’s application for a successor 2255 based on defense … Continue reading

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techdirt.com: Secret Service Latest To Use Data Brokers To Dodge Warrant Requirements For Cell Site Location Data

techdirt.com: Secret Service Latest To Use Data Brokers To Dodge Warrant Requirements For Cell Site Location Data by Tim Cushing (“Another federal law enforcement agency has figured out a way to dodge warrant requirements for historical cell site location data. … Continue reading

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IA: No REP in contents of car visible by flashlight in a hotel parking lot

There is no reasonable expectation of privacy in the inside of a car in a hotel parking lot that could be seen by an officer with a flashlight. State v. Bean, 2020 Iowa App. LEXIS 825 (Aug. 19, 2020). The … Continue reading

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CA6: Ptf still doesn’t show a question of fact whether he consent to officer looking in his wallet

Plaintiff’s response “absolutely” during a frisk to looking in his wallet was reasonably determined to be consent. His argument over the words used didn’t create a sufficient question of fact. Gale v. O’Donohue, 2020 U.S. App. LEXIS 25752 (6th Cir. … Continue reading

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AZ: Offer of proof would be helpful for Franks claim, and def didn’t make one here

“As noted above, however, some of these alleged omissions and misstatements are simply not supported by the record. And, the omissions that are supported by the record were not material given the strength of the evidence supporting a finding of … Continue reading

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NM: Calls to murder victim’s cell phone just before murder was PC to get CSLI on the phone

A shooting victim made and received cell phone calls to his phone and the calls were not in the contacts list 30 minutes before the victim was found dead. This was probable cause for data about that caller including the … Continue reading

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D.Mont.: Failure to keep patrol car camera “serviceable” doesn’t bear on RS

“Finally, Imhoff argues that Trooper Fetterhoff violated the Montana Highway Patrol’s code of conduct by failing to keep his interior camera “serviceable.” … Again, even assuming that Fetterhoff violated policy, any such violation would not bear on the sole relevant … Continue reading

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S.D.Ohio: Presence of PC moots GFE

The search warrant for storage buildings was issued with probable cause, so the good faith exception is moot. United States v. Payne, 2020 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 131805 (S.D. Ohio July 27, 2020).* Defense counsel wasn’t ineffective for not challenging CSLI … Continue reading

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E.D.N.Y.: Illustrative list in SW satisfies particularity

Use of an illustrative list helps show particularity of the search warrant. United States v. Messalas, 2020 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 123735 (E.D. N.Y. July 10, 2020). The video of the stop supports justification for the stop. State v. Rivera, 2020 … Continue reading

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CA6: CSLI 7 years before Carpenter subject to GFE

Two months of CSLI seven years before Carpenter was subject to the good faith exception. United States v. Pritchard, 2020 U.S. App. LEXIS 21030 (6th Cir. July 7, 2020)* (a valiant try based on the circuit’s Warshak email decision). “What … Continue reading

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PA: Police getting SW for CSLI they already had after Carpenter was reasonable

Carpenter was decided three weeks before defendant’s trial. The state then sought a search warrant to supplement its having already obtained the CSLI. Defendant’s motion to suppress on the eve of trial was denied. The search warrant was adequate for … Continue reading

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AZ: Ex parte order in 2013 for CSLI showed PC and was constitutionally sufficient and it would be served in NJ

An ex parte court order for CSLI five years before Carpenter, and probable cause was shown. It was the functional equivalent of a search warrant. It also could be served on T-Mobile in New Jersey. State v. Conner, 2020 Ariz. … Continue reading

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N.D.Ind.: Def’s claim the warrant for his Facebook account is akin to Carpenter and CSLI fails as completely speculative and an admitted “guess”

United States v. Cox, 2020 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 97326 (N.D. Ind. June 3, 2020):

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CA10: Admission of CSLI evidence requires a witness for confrontation purposes

CSLI information obtained by warrant still requires a witness to explain them for confrontation purposes. State v. Lawson, 2020-Ohio-3004, 2020 Ohio App. LEXIS 1952 (10th Dist. May 19, 2020). Defense counsel wasn’t ineffective for not moving to suppress CSLI three … Continue reading

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