Daily Archives: June 14, 2017

IL: Officer reaching into vestibule of home violated curtilage

The officer’s reaching into the vestibule of a two-unit apartment building intruded into an area with a reasonable expectation of privacy under Jardines. The building was essentially a one family dwelling. People v. Martin, 2017 IL App (1st) 143255, 2017 … Continue reading

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The Hill: Opinion: Mass surveillance reform is one issue where Republicans and Democrats can work together

The Hill: Opinion: Mass surveillance reform is one issue where Republicans and Democrats can work together by Neema Singh Guliani and Jesse Blumenthal: The government has a responsibility to help keep Americans safe, but in the process it must also … Continue reading

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CT: Slight difference between description and actual dress didn’t undermine RS

Defendant’s request to stop by the police based on his description and clothing was still justified despite the slight disagreement between what he was wearing and the description. Reasonable suspicion developed and defendant’s pat down was justified. State v. Lewis, … Continue reading

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PA: Having hotel room key without anyone being registered in room doesn’t show standing

Defendant in speaking to the police said that he was staying in 111 of the Knights Inn hotel, and he showed a key card. When the officer turned away the key was hidden in the car. Later the police retrieved … Continue reading

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PA: Deciding a motion to suppress on grounds not raised by the defense was an abuse of discretion; state didn’t get to respond

Deciding a motion to suppress on grounds not raised by the defense was an abuse of discretion because the state did not get to raise a defense to it. Commonwealth v. Banks, 2017 PA Super 182, 2017 Pa. Super. LEXIS … Continue reading

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NYTimes: ‘How Far Can They Go?’ Police Search of Hundreds of Students Stokes Lawsuit and Constitutional Questions

NYTimes: ‘How Far Can They Go?’ Police Search of Hundreds of Students Stokes Lawsuit and Constitutional Questions by Jacey Fortin: Worth County High School was buzzing with late-year activities on April 14. Seniors had recently taken their group photo for … Continue reading

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