N.D.Iowa: Car transporter has common authority to consent

A car being hauled west was searched on the car hauler’s truck by consent of the hauler. He had common authority to do that. Moreover, defendant’s standing as to the vehicle was tenuous at best. Registration had expired before the haul, and it wasn’t clear who owned it. United States v. Belton, 2023 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 10883 (N.D. Iowa Jan. 23, 2023).

Some of defendant’s objections to the R&R as to reasonable suspicion are sustained, but he loses on probable cause and suppression not being justified as a deterrent. United States v. Lang, 2023 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 10997 (E.D. Ky. Jan. 23, 2023),* R&R 2022 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 236477 (E.D. Ky. Dec. 19, 2022).*

“Petitioner does not indicate what facts support any Fourth Amendment claim, let alone how counsel was alleged to be deficient in failing to raise such claim. Since this argument is devoid of factual allegations or citations to the record, it is deemed waived.” Barker v. United States, 2023 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 11068 (E.D. Mich. Jan. 5, 2023).*

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