MD: Appointment of state trial judges not 4A violation; they have statewide jurisdiction for SWs

Maryland trial judges have statewide jurisdiction for search warrants. Thus, the assignment of judges in Baltimore by the Chief Judge of the state high court violated nothing under the Fourth Amendment. (Without citing Virginia v. Moore. And, even if it did, the good faith exception would apply.) United States v. Poynter, 2022 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 165860 (D. Md. Sept. 13, 2022).

A Montana State Trooper patrolling a highway through an Indian reservation was cross-deputized to enforce tribal law on that highway. The BIA didn’t have to approve this specific officer. His failure to have an identification card did not make the stop unreasonable. United States v. Fowler, 2022 U.S. App. LEXIS 25802 (9th Cir. Sept. 13, 2022).*

2254 petitioner raised the same anticipatory search warrant argument in this proceeding that he lost on in state court: Anticipatory warrants are valid under North Dakota and federal (Grubbs) law. Barred by Stone. Chatman v. Sayler, 2022 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 165256 (D.N.D. Sept. 13, 2022).*

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