D.Utah: Unlatching but not opening car door to look inside then shutting it was attenuated from dog sniff that gave PC

Officers unlatched the door of a suspicious car parked on an cul-de-sac away from houses, and the car was suspected of a theft from a Sam’s store. The door was shut without looking inside and then a drug dog was called for. The opening the door resulted in seeing nothing. The search of the car, valid under the automobile exception, wasn’t tainted. This is attenuation and the independent source doctrine. United States v. Hendrickson, 2020 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 2150 (D. Utah Jan. 6, 2020).

A doctor who admitted herself to a clinic had no Fourth Amendment claim against the clinic’s administrators for unreasonable search. They didn’t do it or order it, and she was aware it would happen as a condition of admission. Paylan v. Teitelbaum, 2020 U.S. App. LEXIS 242 (11th Cir. Jan. 7, 2020).*

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