W.D.Ky.: Clerical error in filestamp of SW return not prejudicial error

Relying on a file mark stamp on a search warrant return that was a year and a few days earlier, defendant claims the issuing judge and officers conspired to back date everything to coverup an illegal search. That’s speculative. The answer is that it’s all a clerical error. United States v. Bowman, 2022 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 205572 (W.D. Ky. Nov. 10, 2022).

Plaintiff’s § 1983 suit over his arrest and search is barred by Younger. He can and must vindicate that right in state court. Shaw v. Carson, 2022 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 205580 (S.D. Ga. Oct. 17, 2022).*

The smell of marijuana is still probable cause despite hemp smelling the same and being legal. State v. Hampton, 2022 Tenn. Crim. App. LEXIS 488 (Nov. 14, 2022).

Defense counsel wasn’t ineffective for counseling a guilty plea that waived what amounts to a completely losing Fourth Amendment claim. United States v. Escalera, 2022 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 205707 (W.D. La. Nov. 14, 2022).*

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