CA9: PC is a close question, and that’s good enough for GFE

“In this case, it is a close question whether the warrant was supported by probable cause. Although a close call, we need not resolve this issue because even if the warrant lacked probable cause, the good faith exception to the Fourth Amendment’s exclusionary rule applies in this case. United States v. Hove, 848 F.2d 137, 139 (9th Cir. 1988) (holding that the good faith exception applies when ‘the affidavit was sufficient to “create disagreement among thoughtful and competent judges as to the existence of probable cause”’) (quoting United States v. Leon, 468 U.S. 897, 926 (1984)).” Defendant’s Franks claim fails for no offer of proof. United States v. Thrift, 2018 U.S. App. LEXIS 18306 (9th Cir. July 5, 2018).*

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