D.Idaho: Traffic stop was admitted pretextual but it was based on RS of a drug offense and otherwise objectively reasonable

Defendant’s traffic stop was admittedly pretextual to investigate a drug offense, and the officers had reasonable suspicion on collective knowledge to justify the stop. United States v. Tuschoff, 2021 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 47130 (D. Idaho Mar. 10, 2021).

The CI was defendant’s wife, and that provided probable cause. United States v. Austin, 2021 U.S. App. LEXIS 7316 (1st Cir. Mar. 12, 2021).*

Petitioner’s 2254 Fourth Amendment claim was based on the fact the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court considered only the state constitution. It didn’t because it relied on Terry. Moreover, the state constitution provides more protection than the Fourth Amendment, and it still found the search reasonable. Massie v. Medeiros, 2021 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 46659 (D. Mass. Mar. 11, 2021).*

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