W.D.Mo.: SCA allows state courts to issue out-of-state SWs for ESI

The Stored Communications Act permits state courts to issue search warrants for out-of-state electronically stored information. [In addition, but not discussed, Virginia v. Moore allows federal courts to overlook state law violations as long as everything reasonableness was satisfied. Because Google and social media companies do business in all states, what’s unreasonable?] Besides, the good faith exception would apply. United States v. Peterson, 2023 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 161364 (W.D. Mo. July 18, 2023).

In a foot chase, defendant abandoned his book bag. State v. Sanders, 2023 N.C. App. LEXIS 555 (Sep. 12, 2023).*

“The case at hand is only a stone’s throw from the Seventh Circuit’s decision in Cartwright. There, the police arrested a driver who put his car in a bad location in a public space, and no one was there to rescue the car. So too here. The police placed Black under arrest, and the car could not stay where it was because Black parked in the street. No one else was there to drive the car. So the police had a reasonable basis to tow it. [¶] Towing Black’s car followed standard procedures.” United States v. Black, 2023 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 161192 (N.D. Ill. Sep. 12, 2023).*

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