NE: Def’s purse could be searched under automobile exception even though it had already been removed from car

Defendant’s purse was validly searched under the automobile exception after the backup officer smelled marijuana coming from the car. It didn’t matter that it wasn’t in the car at the time of the search. State v. Lang, 305 Neb. 726 (May 8, 2020).

There is no basis for filing a motion to suppress (here pro se by a self-represented defendant) ex parte and under seal. The motion is unsealed, and the government shall respond in due course. United States v. Scott, 2020 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 81738 (D. Mont. May 8, 2020).

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