S.D.W.Va.: This border search of cell phone was routine, despite taking 4 hours

The border search of defendant’s cell phone was routine and reasonable and didn’t need reasonable suspicion. He provided the passcode, and the phone was on airplane mode so it did not go outside the phone. United States v. Tick Chin, 2023 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 50450 (S.D. W. Va. Mar. 24, 2023).

Police investigating a rape case got a search warrant for a firearm. Defendant argued below that the CI wasn’t properly supported. That, however, did not include an argument about the firearm’s nexus to the crime under investigation which was raised for the first time on appeal. State v. Anderson, 2023 Tenn. Crim. App. LEXIS 95 (Mar. 24, 2023).

One can’t attack a search warrant in a different court than the one with jurisdiction over the case. United States v. Russell, 2023 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 50392 (D. Md. Mar. 22, 2023).*

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