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The Case of the Screen Door Sweep

The Case of the Screen Door Sweep

United States v. Richmond   7th CIR   13MAY2019 Presented by LEA ONE – Bruce-Alan Barnard is your host and he discusses this case where the Seventh Circuit extends a Terry Frisk behind a front porch screen door.

Chalk it up as a SEARCH!

Chalk it up as a SEARCH!

Taylor v. City of Saginaw, Sixth Circuit, 11APR2019 In this episode, Bruce discusses the case Taylor v. City of Saginaw where the Sixth Circuit held that merely touching a tire to put chalk on it to enforce parking laws is a search under the Fourth Amendment requiring a warrant or a Judicially Recognized Exception (JRE).  …

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When is a person seized?

When is a person seized?

United States v. Gaines, 10th Cir. 12MAR2019 In this case, Bruce-Alan Barnard explores two key parts of Search and Seizure Law: What constitutes a “seizure” of a person for Fourth Amendment purposes? When does the Attenuation Doctrine apply after a Fourth Amendment violation to keep evidence from being suppressed under the Exclusionary Rule? There is …

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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. …

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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 …

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