Tag: curtilage

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 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.