C.D.Cal. orders state court to unseal SW papers that led to federal prosecution

For some reason, the federal government and defendant do not have the state search warrant in this case after it indicted defendants. So, “The Court ORDERS the Superior Court of California, Los Angeles County to unseal state search warrant No. 66956 for disclosure to the parties in this case.” United States v. Sumlin, 2022 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 94325 (C.D.Cal. May 23, 2022).

The officer had reasonable suspicion to extend the stop based on specific and articulable facts that occurred during the traffic stop, because defendant was traveling from a location that was a known point of origin for narcotics, his demeanor was suspicious, he was visibly shaking, he appeared uncomfortable when asked about his travel plans, and he had sprayed a fragrance in the car to mask the scent of narcotics. United States v. Noriega, 2022 U.S. App. LEXIS 14375 (8th Cir. May 26, 2022).*

This habeas petitioner does not get a CoA for appeal. The state courts decided his search and seizure claim and he can’t raise it in a 2254. Meyer v. Crow, 2022 U.S. App. LEXIS 14421 (10th Cir. May 26, 2022).*

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