E.D.Cal.: Unsealing of SW materials not granted preindictment

The Sacramento Bee and defendant seek unsealing of search warrant materials in an extradition matter, but the motion is denied. Extradition is different than prosecution. If a criminal prosecution will result in the United States, and it still could, the case is still preindictment and that’s another ground to deny. In re Ameen, 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 47391 (E.D. Cal. Mar. 21, 2019).

“Further pertinent to the case and facts at hand, the Fourth Circuit has stated that a ‘motorist stopped by police is obliged to endure ‘certain negligibly burdensome precautions’ that may not relate directly to the reason for the traffic stop, such as checking whether the driver has a criminal record or outstanding warrants.’ United States v. Palmer, 820 F.3d 640, 651 (4th Cir. 2016) (quoting Rodriguez, 135 S. Ct. at 1616).” United States v. Boley, 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 48120 (N.D. W.Va. Feb. 15, 2019).*

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