E.D.Wis.: SW for cell phones allowed seizure of others found on premises

In this cell phone search warrant case, the government could seize multiple cell phones found at defendant’s house, old phones and others not named when they were found. Old phones and other phones could also have evidence on them. United States v. Robinson, 2024 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 77296 (E.D. Wis. Apr. 29, 2024).

Defendant’s cracked windshield justified his stop. “The Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals has been clear: when an officer observes even a minor traffic violation, there is probable cause to stop the vehicle, even if the traffic stop is a pretext for another investigation. … The fact that Officer Johnson was looking for a reason to stop the Impala is irrelevant.” United States v. Witt, 2024 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 76876 (D.S.D. Mar. 8, 2024),* adopted, 2024 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 76875 (D.S.D. Apr. 25, 2024).*

Defendant’s illegal search claim isn’t supported by plain error. State v. Fulcher, 2024-Ohio-1609 (2d Dist. Apr. 26, 2024).*

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