D.Md.: State’s DoIT owns and controls state computers and can enter computers and offices for access; no REP in state computer

The State of Maryland’s Department of Information Technology owns and controls the computers on its network and has the authority to enter offices to enter computers. Here, child pornography was found. Defendant had no reasonable expectation of privacy in the computer as shown in the user manual and the on-screen banner. Moreover, the chief of IT had the power to consent. United States v. Cormack, 2021 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 101623 (D. Md. May 28, 2021).

“We have reviewed the video and, like the trial court, find such does not demonstrate any traffic violation.” The trial court’s findings suppressing the stop are thus supported by the record. State v. Gordon, 2021-Ohio-1803, 2021 Ohio App. LEXIS 1803 (5th Dist. May 27, 2021).*

Plaintiff’s claim that his stop was based on a lie in his police report sufficiently invoked Heck to be barred. Payne v. Sawyer, 2021 U.S. App. LEXIS 16218 (6th Cir. May 28, 2021).

Police officers on foot blocking defendant’s car made his stop no longer consensual. No one would feel free to leave. The facts and totality of the circumstances showed the officers had reasonable suspicion for the stop, including defendant’s demeanor. United States v. Gray, 2021 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 102067 (D.D.C. May 31, 2021).

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