S.D.Ill.: Merely living in a house and being alleged to be a criminal doesn’t create nexus; more is required, and the govt had it here

It is settled in this circuit that merely because a person lives in a house doesn’t create a nexus to the house for crime; more is required. Here, the government gets over that hurdle. Defendant was overheard talking about having a pipe bomb and having detonated another the day before, and there was an explosion the day before. Based on the ongoing nature of the offense, there was nexus. United States v. Matthews, 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 13233 (S.D. Ill. Jan. 28, 2019).*

The government got a Facebook warrant that was based on probable cause of probably child pornography, and the USMJ in Kansas had Rule 41 jurisdiction even though Facebook is located in California. The warrant was not stale because the information was six months old. Email search warrant for child pornography have been based on far longer times. United States v. Rogers, 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 12985 (D. Kan. Jan. 28, 2019).*

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