Daily Archives: January 17, 2018

N.D.Iowa: There is no constitutional difference between a drug dog’s “alert” and “indication”

There is no constitutional difference between a drug dog’s “alert” and “indication.” The dog’s actions and what it means to the handler are just a factor in probable cause to search. United States v. Herbst, 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 6516 … Continue reading

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D.Neb.: Minor mistakes on inventory paperwork don’t make the inventory unreasonable

The officer’s minor errors on the paperwork for the inventory don’t show that was pretextual for a criminal search or otherwise unreasonable. United States v. Lillard, 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 6613 (D. Neb. Jan. 16, 2018) (wrong vehicle model, failing … Continue reading

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Condé Nast Traveler: Why Hotel ‘Do Not Disturb’ Signs Are Disappearing

Condé Nast Traveler: Why Hotel ‘Do Not Disturb’ Signs Are Disappearing by Mark Ellwood Your right to sleeping in may come second to some bigger issues.

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D.N.J.: SEC didn’t violate Model Rule 4.4(a) when it obtained SW production from USAO

“For instance, the SEC did not ‘violate [Avalon's] legal rights’ when it ‘obtain[ed] evidence’ from the [USAO of the] DNJ that the DNJ had in turn obtained through a court-issued search warrant. Rule 4.4(a). As described above, when it accepted … Continue reading

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