CT: Def’s missing father was exigency for warrantless entry

The entry into defendant’s house was justified by the emergency exception because his father had been missing for days. State v. Samuolis, 2022 Conn. LEXIS 213 (Aug. 9, 2022).

As to probable cause, “The district court found the affidavits constitutionally adequate but alternatively concluded that suppression was inappropriate in any event because the officers acted in good faith in executing the search warrants. We affirm the district court based on this alternate reasoning.” The good faith exception clearly applies. United States v. Lindsey, 2022 U.S. App. LEXIS 21673 (8th Cir. Aug. 5, 2022).*

Plaintiff, an Arkansas inmate convicted of child porn offenses, sued Microsoft under § 1983 for illegal search using its proprietary software PhotoDNA that searches emails for child porn. It isn’t a state actor. Moreover, the action violates Heck v. Humphrey because it seeks to undermine the conviction in a civil action. Walker v. Microsoft Corp., 2022 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 138420 (W.D. Wash. Aug. 3, 2022).

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