Monthly Archives: October 2018

DE: State const’l claim Caballes should be rejected would not be considered on mere plain error review

Defendant for the first time on appeal raised a state constitutional argument that Caballes on dog sniffs as searched should be rejected. The court declines to go there on plain error review. Bradley v. State, 2018 Del. LEXIS 477 (Oct. … Continue reading

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FL4: Order to juvenile to produce cell phone passcode quashed

A minor was in juvenile court for being in an accident under the influence. The police wanted the contents of his cell phone. The juvenile court’s order for him to disclose the password to his cell phone is quashed because … Continue reading

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IN: Backpack of arrested motorcyclist was subject to SI

Defendant was stopped on a motorcycle and had a backpack. An arrest warrant was found for defendant, and his backpack was subject to a search incident. State v. Crager, 2018 Ind. App. LEXIS 385 (Oct. 25, 2018). There was no … Continue reading

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CA11: Affiant’s not putting what he thought from CI was false didn’t violate Franks

The officer declined to put the CI’s inconsistent statements in that he thought were false. This didn’t violate Franks, and there was probable cause anyway. United States v. King, 2018 U.S. App. LEXIS 30122 (11th Cir. Oct. 25, 2018):

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CT: Records of a search and seizure are public records under state FOIA

Search and seizure records are public records under the state FOIA. The records of what are seized from the subject of the search are still the public’s business. Comm’r of Emergency Servs. & Pub. Prot. v. Freedom of Info. Comm’n, … Continue reading

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CA6&4: There clearly was PC for the SWs

“The affidavits supporting the searches of Sullivan’s apartment and vehicle overwhelmingly established probable cause to believe that Sullivan committed voyeurism, burglary, and possession of criminal tools.” “The search warrants for Sullivan’s vehicle, apartment, and computer were all sufficiently particular. The … Continue reading

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CA10: In a Carpenter remand, court remands to Dist.Ct. instead of applying GFE

This case was GVR’d after Carpenter, and the court remands to the district court to make further findings. United States v. Thompson, 2018 U.S. App. LEXIS 29949 (10th Cir. Oct. 24, 2018). Defense counsel can’t be ineffective for not filing … Continue reading

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AZ: Opaque fence, no trespassing signs, and security cameras might bar entry to curtilage; remanded for more findings

Defendant had an opaque privacy fence and allegedly had no trespassing signs. His mailbox was outside the fence and there were security cameras. The officer passed both to come to the door to knock, and then he could smell marijuana. … Continue reading

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ME: First blood draw was potentially contaminated, so second was valid under exigent circumstances

The state showed by a preponderance of the evidence that there were exigent circumstances for a warrantless blood draw. Natural dissipation of alcohol alone is not an exigency under McNealy. The first blood draw was potentially contaminated, so a second … Continue reading

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CA9: Playpen warrant violated Rule 41(b)(1), but GFE still saved it

A Network Investigative Technique (NIT) warrant (“Playpen” warrant) issued by a magistrate judge in the Eastern District of Virginia exceeded the general territorial scope identified in Fed. R. Crim. P. 41(b)(1) and was thus void ab initio because it authorized … Continue reading

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AP: Some police dogs now have cameras, too

AP: Some police dogs now have cameras, too by Carrie Antlfinger: The devices generally attach to dogs’ backs on a vest and transmit video to a handler watching from a screen, possibly on their wrist or around their necks. It’s … Continue reading

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WaPo: Amazon met with ICE officials over facial-recognition system that could identify immigrants

WaPo: Amazon met with ICE officials over facial-recognition system that could identify immigrants by Drew Harwell: Amazon.com pitched its facial-recognition system in the summer to Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials as a way for the agency to target or identify … Continue reading

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