S.D.Ohio declines to wait for Microsoft to be decided and issues SW for gmail in another country

The government has applied for a Google search warrant stored overseas. Rather than wait for United States v. Microsoft to be decided, the court reviewed all the briefing in that case and decides that the search warrant will issue. In re Contents & Records Relating to the Google Accounts Google Plus, Gmail, Google Drive Related to the E-Mail Addresses: Which Are Stored at Premises Controlled by Google, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mt. View, CA 94043, 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 25296 (S.D. Ohio Feb. 16, 2018).

Defendant wanted additional discovery on the reliability of the drug dog in this case to pursue a motion to reconsider, but that’s denied. There’s also a Franks challenge that’s insufficient. United States v. Harris, 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 24705 (D. Haw. Feb. 15, 2018).*

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