CA5: 4A doesn’t apply to a letter carrier

“In co-defendant Johnlouis’s case, our court upheld the denial of the motion to suppress because we determined that the letter carrier was ‘not a government actor to whom the Fourth Amendment applies.’ United States v. Johnlouis, 44 F.4th 331, 337 (5th Cir. 2022), cert. denied, 143 S. Ct. 834 (2023).” United States v. Felton, 2023 U.S. App. LEXIS 10708 (5th Cir. May 2, 2023).

Defendant’s social media account was registered to his IP address and his car was parked outside. That’s probable cause when he victimized a 6-year-old child by pictures. United States v. Blanco, 2023 U.S. App. LEXIS 10650 (9th Cir. May 2, 2023).*

14-month-old information to NCMEC wasn’t stale. It was reasonable to believe it would be stored by defendant. Information from Microsoft off Skype wasn’t treated as a traditional CI. The informaation was reliable. Ehrhardt v. State, 2023 Miss. App. LEXIS 168 (May 2, 2023).*

Driving without headlights justifies a stop. United States v. Pryor, 2023 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 75954 (E.D. Tenn. Mar. 6, 2023).*

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