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Tag Archives: Search & Seizure

No Suppression for NIT Warrant Delay (access required)

The government’s delay in serving a warrant for use of a Network Investigative Technique to uncover defendant’s child pornography computer files accessed through “Playpen,” a website that facilitated distribution of child pornography, does not require suppression of evidence for an ...

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Child Porn Defendant Denied IT Discovery (access required)

Following prior opinions of the East­ern District of Virginia covering the same Fourth Amendment issues, a Norfolk U.S. District Court upholds the government’s use of a Network Inves­tigative Technique to conduct searches of personal computers after its seizure of “Playpen,” ...

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Officer’s Curfew Violation Stop Was ‘Reasonable’ (access required)

A Norfolk police officer familiar with the housing project where he saw an ap­parent “group of minors” at 12:30 a.m., had a reasonable, articulable suspicion for stopping defendant, based on his “fairly short and fairly small stature,” for a suspected ...

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