Daily Archives: August 24, 2019

CA9: Riley no basis for successor habeas

A successor habeas isn’t a way to raise a Riley cell phone search claim. Young v. Pfeiffer, 2019 U.S. App. LEXIS 23923 (9th Cir. Aug. 22, 2019). There was reasonable suspicion to continue the detention from unusual nervousness, inconsistent stories … Continue reading

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S.D.Ind.: Border search of ESI led to def being released then SW for house month later

After a border search of electronic media finding some probable child pornography, officers let defendant go, then showed up at his house a month later with a search warrant and found more. United States v. Skaggs, 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS … Continue reading

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DC: Probationer on GPS monitoring could be checked against crime data to connect him to crime without violating 4A

Defendant was on supervised release and was required to wear a GPS monitor. After a crime, probation officers checked to see if perchance any of their probationers were at the scene at the time, and defendant was. The examination of … Continue reading

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W.D.Ky.: There is no suppression remedy for obtaining IP information from Facebook

IP information from Facebook is not subject to suppression by statute. There are civil and criminal penalties, and that’s it. As for the search warrant for his house, it was constitutionally particular. United States v. Carter, 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS … Continue reading

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CA9: A manual border search of a cell phone doesn’t require RS, but a forensic search does

A manual border search of a cell phone doesn’t require reasonable suspicion. A forensic search, however, requires reasonable suspicion. United States v. Cano, 2019 U.S. App. LEXIS 24457 (9th Cir. Aug. 22, 2019). Summary by the court:

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D.Ariz.: IRS seizure of funds in registry of court not 4A violation

IRS seizure of funds in the registry of the court invades no Fourth Amendment interest of the taxpayer. United States v. Bigley, 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 142220 (D. Ariz. Aug. 20, 2019).* No showing that ICE raid was conducted egregiously … Continue reading

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CA9: Detaining juveniles five hours after PC dissipated was unreasonable and contrary to well-established law

“It is well-established that a ‘person may not be arrested, or must be released from arrest, if previously established probable cause has dissipated.’ United States v. Ortiz-Hernandez, 427 F.3d 567, 574 (9th Cir. 2005) (per curiam). ‘As a corollary … … Continue reading

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OH10: 1st time CI’s admission of own crimes aided his credibility

First time CI’s admission of own criminal involvement bolstered his credibility for use in probable cause. State v. Mendoza, 2019-Ohio-3382, 2019 Ohio App. LEXIS 3457 (10th Dist. Aug. 22, 2019). There was probable cause for issuance of the search warrant. … Continue reading

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CA6: Mere negligent inclusion of information in SW affidavit doesn’t overcome QI for civil Franks claim

Mere negligence in an alleged false statement in a search warrant affidavit isn’t enough to overcome qualified immunity for a civil Franks claim. Butler v. City of Detroit, 2019 U.S. App. LEXIS 25062 (6th Cir. Aug. 22, 2019):

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W.D.Tenn.: Driving one’s car to ER and going in isn’t abandonment; dead battery doesn’t remove exigency for automobile exception

Having been shot, defendant did not abandon his car when he drove to the ER and went in, leaving his keys in the car at the entrance. The fact the battery was dead in the car didn’t remove the exigency. … Continue reading

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OH9: Any violation of 48 hour rule for PC determination has no effect on seizures prior to it

Any violation of the 48 hour rule to get defendant a judicial probable cause determination before further detention has nothing to do with seizures occurring before that. State v. Gedeon, 2019-Ohio-3348, 2019 Ohio App. LEXIS 3426 (9th Dist. Aug. 21, … Continue reading

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CA6: District Court’s limited record prevents finding cell phone search was reasonable or inevitable discovery or GFE applied

Defendant was found passed out in a car. Defendant’s cell phone was seized as evidence, apparently of how he almost OD’d. An accidental glimpse at defendant’s phone revealed a thumbnail of potential child pornography. The district court applied the wrong … Continue reading

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