Plaintiff’s civil rights Fourth Amendment claim is barred by Heck because it necessarily calls into question the validity of the underlying conviction. The claim is barred on its face, so qualified immunity is moot. West v. Saginaw Twp. Police Dep’t, 2017 U.S. App. LEXIS 20298 (6th Cir. Sept. 5, 2017).
Here, the issue was whether the hard drive removed from defendant’s computer was the same one searched, and the court concludes that it was. United States v. Schaffer, 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 169325 (D. N.J. Oct. 12, 2017).*