Daily Archives: January 9, 2018

IA: Mere visitor’s purse couldn’t be searched on execution of SW without an independent connection to premises

When a mere visitor is encountered during execution of a search warrant on the premises, her purse cannot be searched without independent cause linking her to the premises other than mere presence. State v. Brown, 2018 Iowa Sup. LEXIS 1 … Continue reading

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W.D.N.C.: Def doesn’t have standing in a rental car, and the court is bound by existing authority

“According to the defendant’s motion, he was using the rental car with permission from its authorized driver. (Doc. No. 16: Motion at 1). However, he has not alleged that he was listed as an authorized driver on the rental agreement … Continue reading

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N.D.Ala.: The mere possibility others are on the premises isn’t RS for Buie

To justify a protective sweep, the mere possibility others might be on the premises is not reasonable suspicion under Buie and would essentially cause a protective sweep in every case. United States v. Yarbrough, 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 2883 (N.D. … Continue reading

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EFF: Groups Line Up For Meaningful NSA Surveillance Reform

EFF: Groups Line Up For Meaningful NSA Surveillance Reform by David Ruiz:

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