NY Nassau: Questions in ER about drug and alcohol use not “pedigree questions”

Questions at the hospital about drug or alcohol use are not “pedigree questions” because they go to the heart of the investigation. People v. Jeffcoat, 2023 NY Slip Op 50306(U), 2023 N.Y. Misc. LEXIS 1549 (Nassau Co. Apr. 7, 2023).*

“In his appellate brief, McKinney also alleges that the officers violated intentionally his constitutional rights by executing a flawed search warrant. This passing reference — made without citation to authority or supporting argument — does not raise properly this issue on appeal.” United States v. McKinney, 2023 U.S. App. LEXIS 8322 (11th Cir. Apr. 7, 2023).*

“On appeal, Sanford abandons the other arguments he made to the circuit court in opposing the unsealing of the affidavits. Interwoven within Sanford’s inspection/redaction arguments, however, is a new claim that he has a Fourth Amendment privacy right in the investigative materials contained in the affidavits. The Fourth Amendment privacy right recognized in the cases cited by Sanford involved a challenge to the reasonableness of the search and seizure of property, not a privacy interest in the contents of the information that would be publicly disseminated in the search warrant affidavits. Sanford has failed to articulate a viable Fourth Amendment argument, and we determine this claim to be without merit.” In re An Appeal by an Implicated Individual, 2023 S.D. 16 (Apr. 5, 2023).*

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