Author: blueadmin

He poked the tire!

He poked the tire!

United States v. Richmond   5th Cir. February 8, 2019 In the first Broadcast BLUE podcast of the 2019 season, retired FLETC Senior Legal Instructor Bruce-Alan Barnard summarizes and analyzes the case US v Richmond. This is a significant decision because it applies the definition of a search established by the Supreme Court in United States v. …

+ Read More

Wenzel v. Storm – Use of Force and Qualified Immunity

Wenzel v. Storm – Use of Force and Qualified Immunity

In this case, retired FLETC Senior Legal Instructor Bruce-Alan Barnard analyzes a recent Eighth Circuit case Wenzel v. Storm released August 9, 2018.  This case is about qualified immunity for use of deadly force in an altercation with an unarmed but belligerent suspect.

US v Aiken 1st Cir (18DEC2017)

US v Aiken 1st Cir (18DEC2017)

In this episode of Broadcast Blue, Bruce-Alan Barnard discusses the Fourth Amendment issues presented in United States v. Aiken. In this case, the First Circuit applies a three-prong test to determine if the guest of a guest in a motel room has a “reasonable expectation of privacy” in the motel room.

Carpenter v. United States – Special Supreme Court Edition

Carpenter v. United States – Special Supreme Court Edition

Carpenter v United States – Special Supreme Court Edition. The US Supreme Court holds that the Third-Party Doctrine does not apply to Cell Site Location Information (CSLI) and it may be reasonable to expect privacy in location information held by third-party cellphone service providers.

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 …

+ Read More

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 …

+ Read More

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 …

+ Read More