D.Mont.: With court ordered pinging of cell phone, govt violated no REP in following the pings

Once officers had a warrant authorizing capturing defendant’s cell phone pings back even in 2015, he had no reasonable expectation of privacy in his movements in public when they were following him based on the result of the pings. Therefore, defense counsel wasn’t ineffective for not challenging that, too. United States v. Bummer, 2020 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 1052 (D. Mont. Jan. 5, 2020).

Defendant’s computer was passing information out from it, including child pornography, and, thus, he had no reasonable expectation of privacy in the computer when the government gathered that information. United States v. Sigouin, 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 223695 (S.D. Fla. Dec. 19, 2019).*

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