MN: Purse in car could be searched under automobile exception

The warrantless search of defendant’s purse was lawful under the automobile exception because there was probable cause to believe that the car contained a controlled substance, and the purse was a container within that car. State v. Barrow, 2023 Minn. LEXIS 219 (May 3, 2023).

“The Appellant’s Fourth Amendment argument is conclusory and unsupported by citation, authority, or any further argument. We thus consider it waived.” State v. Smith, 2023 Tenn. Crim. App. LEXIS 141 n.1 (Mar. 3, 2023).*

“Finally, even if James had standing to assert the privacy rights of other cell phone users and the tower dump warrants lacked probable cause, the good-faith exception to the exclusionary rule would apply.” United States v. James, 2023 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 76809 (D. Minn. May 3, 2023).*

There wasn’t a sufficient change in the law in the meantime to change a summary judgment ruling that force wasn’t unreasonable. Faughn v. Kennedy, 2023 Ark. App. 252 (May 3, 2023).*

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