CA3 still doesn’t adopt standard of review for Franks challenges

The Third Circuit notes that it has yet to adopt a standard of review for Franks claims; see United States v. Pavulak, 700 F.3d 651, 665-66 (3d Cir. 2012); and it doesn’t have to here because, whichever applies, defendant loses. United States v. Toney, 2020 U.S. App. LEXIS 20997 n.2 (3d Cir. July 7, 2020).*

“Thomas does not challenge the validity of the initial stop; he concedes that Deputy Holcomb had reasonable suspicion to stop his vehicle and to investigate whether Thomas was driving under the influence. His only argument is that the deputy unnecessarily prolonged the stop by inquiring into matters that were unrelated to the traffic violations. We are not persuaded.” United States v. Thomas, 2020 U.S. App. LEXIS 20995 (11th Cir. July 7, 2020).*

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