Category: Bruce’s Brownbag Wednesday

Collins v Virginia – Special Supreme Court Edition

Collins v Virginia – Special Supreme Court Edition

In this Special Supreme Court Edition of Broadcast BLUE, Bruce-Alan Barnard analyzes the recent United States Supreme Court decision in Collins v. Virginia where the court held that the Automobile Exception applies only to the vehicle and cannot be used to justify a warrantless entry into the curtilage where the vehicle is located.

The Case of the Gun and Dunn

The Case of the Gun and Dunn

US v Alexander 2nd Cir. 01MAY2018 Bruce’s Brownbag Wednesday 2018-15 The Second Circuit applied the Dunn factors to determine that an officer unlawfully searched within the curtilage where two sub-machine guns were found in a bag in a chair next to a shed a few feet from the back door. This is a good case …

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The Case of the Show and Tell Entries

The Case of the Show and Tell Entries

Montanez v. Carvajal, 11th Cir. May 2018  –  Bruce’s Brownbag Wednesday Webinar 2018-14 This case is about a detention that leads to an arrest outside of a dwelling in Deland, Florida.  During the detention/arrest, law enforcement officers enter and leave a dwelling six times before obtaining a warrant for the seventh entry.  The Eleventh Circuit …

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The Case of the Ducky Deal

The Case of the Ducky Deal

BB2018-13  United States v. Flores (1st Circuit 25 April 2018) This is a case about a tip that turns into a warrantless arrest outside of the hotel in Brunswick Maine that evolves into a warrantless search of the hotel room followed by a warrant application and a subsequent search pursuant to the warrant. The Fourth …

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The Case of the Frisky Bullet

The Case of the Frisky Bullet

BB2018-12 United States v. Johnson, 11th Cir. March 2018 This case involves the response to a 911 call reporting a burglary that results in a Terry Stop, a Terry Frisk, the retrieval of one round of ammunition and a holster, and the search for the firearm to which they belong.  Bruce lines up the Fourth …

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The Case of the Backside Duplex

The Case of the Backside Duplex

United States v. Maxi – 11th Cir. (April 2018) This is a case about a warrantless encounter at a Miami duplex that turns into an arrest, a protective sweep, a warrant application and a full-blown search, and the seizure of drugs and guns.

The Case of the Neighbor with a Knife

The Case of the Neighbor with a Knife

In this edition of Bruce’s Brownbag Wednesday, Bruce reviews the recent Supreme Court decision Kisela v. Hughes issued by the court on April 2, 2018. BLUE KEY PHRASES: Use of Force Deadly Force Qualified Immunity Clearly Established BLUE KEY CASES: Tennessee v. Garner, 471 U. S. 1 (1985) Graham v. Connor, 490 U. S. 386 …

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Sanzone v. Gray – Use of Deadly Force

Sanzone v. Gray – Use of Deadly Force

In this episode, Bruce-Alan Barnard reviews a 42 USC 1983 civil suit for excessive use of force resulting in the death of the suspect. KEY PHRASES: Use of Force Deadly Force Qualified Immunity KEY CASES: Graham v. Connor, 490 U.S. 386 (1989) Tennessee v. Garner, 471 U.S. 1 (1985) Saucier v. Katz, 533 U.S. 194 …

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The Case of the Rasberry Jam

The Case of the Rasberry Jam

In this audio recording of Bruce’s Brownbag Wednesday Webinar 2018-07, Bruce discusses the legal aspects of US v. Rasberry. This case is from the First Circuit and was released in February 2018. KEY PHRASES: Consent to Search Terry Stop Terry Frisk Arrest Search Incident to Arrest KEY CASES: Terry v. Ohio, 392 U.S. 1 (1968) …

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In Search of the Reasonable Officer

In Search of the Reasonable Officer

Bruce’s Brownbag Wednesday Webinar  2018-06  In Search of the Reasonable Officer This week Bruce discusses the development of the “reasonable officer standard” in Graham v Connor and the practical and political problems with the application of the standard. The Elie Mystal quote is from the More Perfect podcast episode called “Mr. Graham and the Reasonable …

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