TX1: Police coming to door for knock-and-talk wasn’t a trespass

Police came to defendant’s door for a knock-and-talk, and, when he opened it, the officers smelled marijuana. They went off for a search warrant. Approaching the door for a knock-and-talk was not a trespass. Howard v. State, 2021 Tex. App. LEXIS 2185 (Tex. App. – Houston (1st Dist.) Mar. 23, 2021).

Defendant’s Fourth Amendment argument that a second DNA swab was needed isn’t a “genuine need” for the sample is presented as an ineffective assistance claim, and it is rejected. United States v. Lee, 2021 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 53506 (W.D. N.Y. Mar. 22, 2021).*

Plaintiff prison inmate’s claim of a retaliatory cell search doesn’t state a claim. Herrera v. Ortega, 2021 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 53645 (N.D. Cal. Mar. 19, 2021).*

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