Cal.4th: SW papers for cell site simulators remain under seal because CIs are identified in there

EFF sued for access to search warrant materials that led to use of cell site simulators. The court finds that the protection of named CIs in the papers still needs to be protected, and they remain under seal. Electronic Frontier Found. v. Superior Court, 2022 Cal. App. LEXIS 791 (4th Dist. Sep. 15, 2022).

The two year delay in getting a search warrant for defendant’s cell phones was not unreasonable on the totality. Numerous other cases have sustained searches in the face of similar delays. United States v. Magana, 2022 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 166459 (E.D. Cal. Sep. 14, 2022).*

The fact the CI’s source was a mother and not just another snitch isn’t material for Franks purposes. United States v. Bridges, 2022 U.S. App. LEXIS 25847 (3d Cir. Sep. 15, 2022).*

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