CA10: Criminal history checks may be run in any stop under Rodriguez

Criminal history checks are reasonable under any traffic stop because they negligibly extend the stop. This court held that en banc in 2001 in a case relied upon in Rodriguez. Other circuits are in accord. United States v. Mayville, 2020 U.S. App. LEXIS 10825 (10th Cir. Apr. 7, 2020).

Medical marijuana dispensaries don’t get to deduct business expenses when they pay their federal taxes because marijuana is still a federal schedule I drug. Summonses from the IRS for records were not overbroad or excessive, and they were sufficient under Powell because they were for a legitimate IRS investigation. Standing Akimbo, LLC v. United States, 2020 U.S. App. LEXIS 10827 (10th Cir. Apr. 7, 2020).

Failure to argue the constitutionality and scope of satellite based monitoring on appellant was waived by trial counsel. Because that part of the judgment is civil in nature under state law (“An order for enrollment in SBM is a civil penalty.”), ineffectiveness doesn’t apply to it. State v. Blankenship, 2020 N.C. App. LEXIS 256 (Apr. 7, 2020).

[Note: For the first time since my federal trial ended Mar. 12th, I’m caught up. [Uploaded 5:39 CDT Tuesday]]

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