W.D.Ky.: Delayed search of a computer was not unreasonable under either 4A or Rule 41(e)(2)(B)

The delayed search of defendant’s computer was not unreasonable under the Fourth Amendment or Rule 41(e)(2)(B) because it wasn’t practical to do so at the scene. United States v. White, 2024 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 117526 (W.D. Ky. July 3, 2024).*

Temporary seizure of belongings in office when employee was discharged was reasonable. “At most, Olson alleges that defendants ‘seized’ his belongings subsequent to the county board’s vote to suspend him for possible misconduct as part of the Lighthouse complaints investigation. As for this narrow claim, federal courts have generally held that the discharge or suspension of an employee greatly reduces, if not eliminates, his reasonable expectation of privacy in his former workplace.” Olson v. Sauk Cty., 2024 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 117667 (W.D. Wis. July 2, 2024).*

The search here was justified by the plain view of the officer standing outside defendant’s car looking in seeing a bag of marijuana and a firearm. United States v. Blassingame, 2024 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 117969 (S.D. Ill. July 3, 2024).*

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