N.D.Ind.: PC for def’s cell phone was shown by his social media postings

Defendant might not have standing but there was probable cause, so standing doesn’t have to be decided. Probable cause for the search warrant for defendant’s cell phone was predicated on his social media postings of him holding firearms, and they were found on the phone. United States v. Brown, 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 111884 (N.D. Ind. July 19, 2017).

“It is undisputed that Powell threw the firearm out of the moving vehicle before he abandoned the car and ran into the woods. The law is clear that abandoned property is not subject to a Fourth Amendment challenge.” United States v. Webb, 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 112289 (M.D. Ala. June 28, 2017).*

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