Category Archives: Exclusionary rule

OH10: Alleged violation of prosecutor’s subpoena power not subject to exclusionary rule; also, subject matter was third party record

A violation of the state prosecuting attorney’s subpoena power in felony cases was not subject to the exclusionary rule. In addition, obtaining third party information from an IP address is not a search. State v. Diaw, 2024-Ohio-2237, 2024 Ohio App. … Continue reading

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W.D.Ky.: State law alleged defects in warrant process not applicable in federal court without showing why suppression is an appropriate remedy

A state search warrant was used to prosecute in federal court. Defendant raised numerous state law defects to the warrant that did not constitute Fourth Amendment violations. “Even if these warrants were procedurally deficient under state law, Gray has supplied … Continue reading

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NE: LEO’s statutory jurisdictional authority is not an unreasonable search and seizure question

A law enforcement officer’s statutory power and authority to enforce laws outside of the officer’s primary jurisdiction does not implicate the Fourth Amendment or article I, § 7, of the Nebraska Constitution. State v. Hoehn, 316 Neb. 634 (May 17, … Continue reading

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D.N.M.: DEA’s failure to make a detailed inventory in violation of policy doesn’t require exclusion of evidence

The DEA’s failure to make a detailed inventory is not grounds to suppress the inventory, citing cases from other circuits. United States v. Veale, 2024 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 88011 (D.N.M. May 15, 2024). Sometimes clients are their own worst enemy … Continue reading

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AR: RS def rented a hotel room was sufficient for search waiver; PC not required

For determining whether the place searched, here a hotel room, is a probationer’s for a search waiver, reasonable suspicion and not probable cause is the standard to be applied. State v. Bailey, 2024 Ark. 87, 2024 Ark. LEXIS 74 (May … Continue reading

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MI: Exclusionary rule doesn’t apply in civil cases; constitutionality of use of drone for zoning enforcement not decided

In the Michigan zoning drone use case, the court finds that the exclusionary rule would not be applied in civil cases, so the constitutionality of use of the drone didn’t need to be decided. Long Lake Twp. v. Maxon, 2024 … Continue reading

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D.Nev.: Exclusionary rule does not apply to IRS violating its operations manual

The exclusionary rule does not apply to the IRS allegedly violating it’s own operations manual. United States v. Pacheco, 2024 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 80448 (D. Nev. May 2, 2024). “Neither party cites, nor have we have found, any published cases … Continue reading

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FL3: Cell phone dump in civil case denied; no showing of need

In a civil case, the court granted a writ of certiorari against the trial court’s order permitting access to a party’s cell phone by forensic imaging. “We recognize, of course, that Swezy is not altogether foreclosed from seeking electronically stored … Continue reading

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DE: Officers approaching men on a stoop at night with a police dog saying “nobody move” was a seizure

Officers approaching men on a stoop at 10 pm with a police dog and saying “nobody move” was a seizure. Here it was with reasonable suspicion based on a CI’s information that was detailed, reliable, and significantly corroborated. State v. … Continue reading

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D.Me.: Alleged statutory violation doesn’t warrant exclusionary rule

In a search of medical records, records were seized in excess of the scope of a prior Patient Records Order for information other than patient drug abuse, but that did not warrant suppression here because the Fourth Amendment was not … Continue reading

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D.Me.: Looking around house when allegedly “freezing” it was an illegal search

In an apparent attempt to “freeze” defendant’s residence after they took him away, they found marijuana while looking around. Up to that point, they had no inkling there was marijuana in the house. That search was unreasonable, and the motion … Continue reading

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W.D.Ark.: Parole search waiver moots lack of PC argument

Defendant was subject to a state warrantless parole search waiver, so the existence of probable cause to support the warrant is moot. United States v. Strickland, 2024 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 73938 (W.D. Ark. Apr. 23, 2024).* “Camara argues that the … Continue reading

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FL1: Violation of state knock-and-announce statute requires suppression; Hudson not followed

Violation of the state knock-and-announce statute required suppression. Officers entered with haste and didn’t give defendant the chance to surrender peaceably to the search. The statute is a century old, and it serves important privacy interests. The state’s claim that … Continue reading

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MN: Evans rejected under state constitution; arrest on quashed warrant invalid

“Because we recognize several purposes served by the exclusionary rule, including deterring unlawful government conduct generally, and we conclude that applying the exclusionary rule here serves these remedial goals, we decline to extend the good-faith exception to the exclusionary rule … Continue reading

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Defendant consented to search of his car, not knowing the battery was of interest to the police as a place to hide contraband.

When defendant consented to search of his car, he didn’t know that the battery was of interest to the police as a place to hide contraband. As far as he knew, the battery was inside the car so the consent … Continue reading

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Cal.: Partial overbreadth can lead to suppression in egregious cases with flagrant constitutional violations, but this isn’t one

While partial overbreadth can lead to suppression of everything seized in an egregious case with flagrant misconduct, this isn’t one: “And as in Bradford and Kraft, we conclude that the facts here do not warrant this extreme remedy.” “According to … Continue reading

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NY3: Entry into def’s stairwell was apparently illegal, but officers knocked at the door at the top of the stairs and got consent; this was attenuated

Officers entered the stairwell up to defendant’s second floor apartment. It was contended that the entry was unreasonable because the stairwell was part of defendant’s tenancy. At the top of the stairs, however, officers knocked and gained consent to enter. … Continue reading

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CA8: Hot pursuit justified entry into bank robbery suspect’s home

Hot pursuit was shown for entry into defendant’s home after a trail of evidence led officers there. At the door they could see young children inside and someone on the stairs even though the woman answering the door insisted no … Continue reading

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NE declines to apply exclusionary rule to first interpretation of statute for DUI stop out of officer’s jurisdiction

The officer made a DUI stop outside his jurisdiction, and state law makes that important for his authority. The statute also has Fourth Amendment implications. And, the stop was with probable cause. Because the statute had not been interpreted like … Continue reading

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E.D.Tenn.: Items unreasonably seized under SW as outside its scope still not returned because they are forfeitable

Some of the items seized under the warrant were named or were covered by plain view when the police got inside. Some are excludable, but they aren’t returned because the government intends to forfeit. United States v. Abdul-Latif, 2023 U.S. … Continue reading

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