W.D.Ky.: Even if putting key in lock violated Jardines, its use in SW application was in good faith

Pre-Jardines case law held that putting a key in a lock wasn’t a search. Here, the police did that to help establish probable cause. Whether Jardines changed that rule or not, it’s not decided here because the good faith exception applies to a warrant obtained in part on that information. United States v. Page, 2020 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 34441 (W.D. Ky. Feb. 28, 2020).*

“Espinoza-Reynosa contends the state court warrant was void, both because the issuing court lacked jurisdiction in Ramsey County and because law enforcement waited too long to execute it, each of which—if true—violates Minnesota state statutes. Accepting these arguments, Espinoza-Reynosa faces two problems: (1) he has not shown any privacy interest in the garage or the Range Rover and (2) such violations of state law do not mandate suppression of evidence under the exclusionary rule.” United States v. Espinoza-Reynosa, 2020 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 34427 (D. Minn. Jan. 6, 2020),* adopted, 2020 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 33660 (D. Minn. Feb. 27, 2020).*

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