Daily Archives: March 12, 2017

IL: 13 yo couldn’t consent to search of his person

The juvenile didn’t consent because he was too young to think independently when confronted by police officers. They did, however, have reasonable suspicion for his stop for violating curfew. In re Elijah W., 2017 IL App (1st) 162648, 2017 Ill. … Continue reading

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IN: Def was stuck under car at gas station then freed herself before officer got over there; stop under community caretaking function was unreasonable

Defendant was stuck under her car at a gas station when the officer saw her. He started toward her and she freed herself, got in the car and was attempting to drive away when the officer stopped her. Surveying cases … Continue reading

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E.D.Mich.: Govt assertion house was abandoned wasn’t reasonable; yard kept, trash bin out front, van in driveway

The officers weren’t reasonable in their conclusion that the house they searched was abandoned. There was no property record check and the yard was “reasonably kept” with a trash bin out for collection, bars on the windows, and a white … Continue reading

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E.D.Pa.: Def was “stopped” when he was ordered to turn around at gunpoint; RS wasn’t dispelled just by minor discrepancies in clothing, skin tone, and weight

“[T]here was a clear show of authority when Powell approached Bey with his gun drawn and ordered him to turn around. This command would have conveyed to a reasonable person that he was being ordered to restrict his movement. Bey … Continue reading

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AZ: Non-consensual blood draw DUI provision is unconstitutional as applied, but the Davis GFE applies

Non-consensual blood draw DUI provision is unconstitutional as applied, but the Davis good faith exception applies here. Defendant was airlifted to a Nevada hospital for the blood draw. The trial court didn’t make findings on whether Nevada or Arizona law … Continue reading

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CA11: Ptf stated enough to get over Heck bar; DC erred in dismissing with insufficient findings

Plaintiff filed a Bivens action against a U.S. Postal Inspector for having him locked out of his storage unit on a telephone call that required follow-up to seize then search. It was never forthcoming. A relative tried to access his … Continue reading

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WaPo: Employees who decline genetic testing could face penalties under proposed bill

WaPo: Employees who decline genetic testing could face penalties under proposed bill by Lena H. Sun: Employers could impose hefty penalties on employees who decline to participate in genetic testing as part of workplace wellness programs if a bill approved … Continue reading

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