Defendant had no standing to challenge the seizure of an aborted fetus’s DNA that connected him to the pregnancy. Sharp v. State, 2020 Tex. App. LEXIS 9025 (Tex. App. – Amarillo Nov. 17, 2020).
Officers had an arrest warrant for defendant and reason to believe he was in a trailer he’d rented for three months when they came for him. His challenge to the merits of the search of a car doesn’t even address his lack of standing. Aside from that, the search was valid. United States v. Essex, 2020 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 214701 (E.D. Ky. Nov. 17, 2920).*
During defendant’s arrest for murder, a protective sweep was performed. The refrigerator was out from the wall far enough that someone could have hidden behind it. The officers moved it further to get a better look, and the freezer door came open and a duffel bag fell out. They could have opened the refrigerator, too. The protective sweep was reasonable. United States v. Blackmon, 2020 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 214712 (M.D. Ala. Nov. 17, 2020.*