Cal.: Jailhouse writings could be seized with SW to prove def’s competence at trial

A search warrant was executed on defendant’s jail cell on the eve of trial and produced writings that refuted defendant’s claim of incompetence to understand the proceedings. They were admissible. People v. Buenrostro, 2018 Cal. LEXIS 9384 (Dec. 3, 2018).*

The CI was not involved in defendant’s crimes, so he or she is not a material witness. United States v. Reed, 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 203358 (D. Minn. Nov. 30, 2018).*

Defendant’s guilty plea waived his search and seizure claim. United States v. Bethel, 2018 CCA LEXIS 552 (A.F. Ct. Crim. App. Nov. 29, 2018).*

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