D.Alaska: Military authorized seizure of electronic devices valid despite entry into room

The military search of defendant’s electronic devices was reasonable and done under a valid search authorization. The fact they were in his room did not prohibit entry to retrieve them. United States v. Basey, 2021 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 70988 (D. Alaska Apr. 13, 2021).

“As to Mr. Taylor’s Fourth Amendment claim, the jurisdiction of the Claims Court ‘is limited to cases in which the Constitution or a federal statute requires the payment of money damages as compensation for their violation.’ Brown v. United States, 105 F.3d 621, 623 (Fed. Cir. 1997) (emphasis added). Because ‘the Fourth Amendment does not mandate the payment of money for its violation,’ the Claims Court does not have jurisdiction over Fourth Amendment claims. Id.” Taylor v. United States, 2021 U.S. App. LEXIS 10504 (Fed. Cir. Apr. 13, 2021).

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