CA7: Hotel room vacated by tenant could be searched by hotel management

A hotel room search by the hotel manager after defendant’s tenancy expired was reasonable as a private search and under state law. He was also on parole, but the district court didn’t even mention that. United States v. Gay, 2024 U.S. App. LEXIS 8829 (7th Cir. Apr. 12, 2024).* (Of course. This isn’t even close.)

No CoA for this 2255 on ineffective assistance of counsel for not properly pursuing his Fourth Amendment claim. It was denied below on procedural grounds, and he can’t show grounds for a CoA now. United States v. Dalka, 2024 U.S. App. LEXIS 8002 (5th Cir. Apr. 3, 2024).*

“In sum, turning ‘an eye toward the proportionality of the force in light of all the[se] circumstances,’ Smith, 781 F.3d at 101 (emphasis added) …, an officer striking the head of a non-dangerous, non-actively resistant, partially subdued adolescent would not be objectively reasonable. Even if the Graham factors would have justified a limited degree of force, the strikes to Lewis’s head were not a proportional response.” Lewis v. Caraballo, 2024 U.S. App. LEXIS 8997 (4th Cir. Apr. 15, 2024).*

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