CA11: Officer’s interpretation of obstructed LPN statute was objectively reasonable under Heien

Defendant’s argument that an Alabama statute on obstructed license plates could not apply to nonresident license plates was subject to reasonable mistake of fact or law under Heien. United States v. Braddy, 19-12823 (11th Cir. Aug. 31, 2021).

The Los Angeles city ordinance on destruction of homeless persons’ bulky property is enjoined. This is substantially similar to Lavan v. City of Los Angeles, 693 F.3d 1022 (9th Cir. 2012). The question is severability of parts of the ordinance. Garcia v. City of Los Angeles, 20-55522 (9th Cir. Sept. 2, 2021) (2-1).*

Plaintiff’s initial stop was objectively reasonable, as was the first and last 30 minutes. The middle 30 minutes, probably not. Remanded for that. Summerville v. Fuentes, 19-3240 (3d Cir. Sept. 10, 2021).*

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