CO: LEOs didn’t expand on private search

A private party found video of a sexual assault on defendant’s computer and provided it to law enforcement. A search warrant wasn’t needed for law enforcement to view that file. People v. Morse, 2023 COA 27, 2023 Colo. App. LEXIS 406 (Mar. 23, 2023).

“But a brand inspection of cattle, without more, is not a seizure under the Fourth Amendment.” Smith v. Utah Dep’t of Agric., 2023 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 50845 (D. Utah Mar. 23, 2023),* citing Stanko v. Maher, 419 F.3d 1107, 1115 (10th Cir. 2005).*

Defense counsel was not ineffective for not challenging defendant’s arrest. There was probable cause to arrest, and the fact the search warrant had not yet been executed didn’t matter. State v. Perkins, 2023 Del. Super. LEXIS 147 (Mar. 23, 2023).*

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