CA7: Consenter had apparent authority; no signs she might not have actual authority

Based on all the evidence, the consenter had apparent authority to consent to the search of the house. While she’d supposedly moved out, she had a key and still had stuff there, and the officers had no suggestion that she might have lacked authority to consent. Conner v. Vacek, 2020 U.S. App. LEXIS 10714 (7th Cir. Apr. 6, 2020) [Sounds a lot like Illinois v. Rodriguez.]

After a remand to consider the full record, it’s clear the petitioner had a “full and fair opportunity to litigate” his search issue under Stone v. Powell, and he did, in fact, do so. Besides, it was right anyway. Thornton v. Goodrich, 2020 U.S. App. LEXIS 10722 (10th Cir. Apr. 6, 2020).*

The seizure of defendant’s cell phone for child pornography as soon as it was discovered was reasonable, and a state search warrant was sought right after that. A federal search warrant four months later wasn’t stale. United States v. Grinder, 2020 U.S. App. LEXIS 10725 (4th Cir. Apr. 6, 2020).*

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