D.Utah: Facebook account SW was properly limited to time and to crime under investigation and not overbroad

This Facebook account warrant was properly limited. “First, both warrants here were limited to a time period of about one year, from December 11, 2020, to November 17, 2021. As a result, neither warrant allowed the government to search everything in Mr. Sciotto’s Facebook account from its inception. [¶] More importantly, the warrants here authorized the search of information that was directly related to the crime alleged.” Therefore, the primary authority defendant relies on doesn’t support his conclusion. United States v. Sciotto, 2024 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 23500 (D. Utah Feb. 9, 2024).

Petitioner seeks release of search warrant materials. The request is denied. The Third Circuit does not recognize a First or Fourth Amendment right of access. As for any common law right of access, the court finds that the ongoing grand jury investigation might be compromised by disclosure now. Martino v. United States, 2024 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 23051 (D.N.J. Feb. 9, 2024).

There was no motion to suppress filed. Arguing to the fact finder in the closing argument after the trial that there was no reasonable suspicion for the stop doesn’t preserve that as error. A.V. v. State, 2024 Ind. App. LEXIS 30 (Feb. 9, 2024).*

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