WA: No REP in text message exchange

There is no reasonable expectation of privacy in text messages exchanged with another, even under the state’s more protective constitution of “private affairs.” State v. Pouncy, 2021 Wash. App. LEXIS 2811 (Nov. 30, 2021) (unpublished).*

The reasonableness of a traffic stop doesn’t depend on whether a traffic violation actually occurred–it’s whether it was reasonable to believe one occurred. United States v. Cloudy, 2021 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 228405 (N.D.Ind. Nov. 12, 2021).*

“Because Trooper Sullivan had a reasonable basis to believe that Defendant was armed and potentially dangerous, pointing his service weapon for a matter of seconds before holstering it upon Defendant’ s cooperation with his orders, patting Defendant down for weapons, and then placing Defendant in handcuffs so that he could not access his backpack were reasonable measures to ensure officer safety consistent with the Fourth Amendment.” United States v. Lefebvre, 2021 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 228369 (D.Vt. Nov. 29, 2021).*

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