D.V.I.: Flyover of curtilage from navigable airspace was reasonable

Officers did a flyover of defendant’s home from navigable airspace and saw a marijuana grow. While he had a subjective reasonable expectation of privacy in the curtilage, not from 2000′. United States v. Flavius, 2023 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 92974 (D.V.I. May 28, 2023).

The stop of defendant’s rental car was justified by its expired tag. Then, “[t]he officer stated that ‘the odor was so strong and apparent that I just came … right out and ask[ed] [him] how much marijuana is inside the car.’” Moore v. State, 2023 Ind. App. LEXIS 159 (May 26, 2023).*

The factual disputes required denial of summary judgment on qualified immunity. Gorsky v. Guajardo, 2023 U.S. App. LEXIS 13164 (5th Cir. May 26, 2023).*

The search of defendant’s pants after leaving the hospital to the jail was reasonable. As a search incident, it was not reasonable because he was incapable of reaching them. Inevitable discovery applies, however. The court finds it was more likely than not that it happened at the jail and not the hospital. United States v. Gibbins, 2023 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 92981 (N.D. W.Va. May 26, 2023).*

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