D.Haw.: State officers allegedly violating state law in warrant process or execution irrelevant under 4A

The fact state officers might have violated state law in executing the warrant wasn’t material to the Fourth Amendment reasonableness requirement. United States v. Miske, 2023 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 203981 (D. Haw. Nov. 14, 2023).*

There was reasonable suspicion or likely probable cause for defendant’s stop for a traffic offense. While that car was out of sight for a few moments, its description and proximity was enough for the stop. United States v. Hutchins, 2023 U.S. App. LEXIS 30303 (6th Cir. Nov. 13, 2023).*

Defendant’s stop was based on not having an LPN on his motorcycle a couple of days before. This time, however, he had a license plate, but now he’s without a DL and gave a false name. The extension of the stop was reasonable. United States v. Evans, 2023 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 204039 (D.N.M. Nov. 13, 2023).*

The district court found that the officer made the decision to seek a warrant before the alleged illegal search, and that search had nothing to do with getting the warrant. Independent source rule applies. United States v. Royle, 2023 U.S. App. LEXIS 30267 (1st Cir. Nov. 14, 2023).*

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