D.N.M.: Squatter in building labeled “unsafe” had no standing

Defendant was a squatter in a building with posted sign warning it was substandard and unsafe. He had no reasonable expectation of privacy in the premises. United States v. Guzman, 2024 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 550 (D.N.M. Jan. 2, 2024).

Michael Cohen’s Bivens claim of retaliatory arrest presents a new context, and post-Bivens cases all counsel against extending it to this situation, too. Cohen v. Trump, 2024 U.S. App. LEXIS 7 (2d Cir. Jan. 2, 2024).

The officer’s misstatement as to where defendant’s gun was found was a mere mistake and not intended to mislead. The USMJ finds the officer otherwise credible, and the warrant was based on probable cause. United States v. Roberts, 2023 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 231539 (W.D. Tenn. Nov. 15, 2023),* adopted, 2024 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 502 (W.D. Tenn. Jan. 2, 2024).*

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