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No Fourth Amendment Violation from Affidavit, Search Delay (access required)

An affidavit prepared by an experienced narcotics detective with information from observations and a reliable informant, who heard the place referred to as a “Dope House,” supported issuance of a warrant, and the 13-day delay in execution of the warrant ...

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No Damage Claim for Mine Inspections (access required)

A Lynchburg U.S. District Court declines to reconsider its earlier decision that a slate mining company can’t recover damages from Virginia’s mine safety agency for alleged warrantless administrative searches. Earlier, the court held that, although the authorizing state statute allows ...

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Package Search Was Legal ‘Border Search’ (access required)

A search of a package mailed from Bolivia to defendant’s home in Alexandria, after x-rays showed the picture frames and coasters inside the package had an unusual density, was a border search conducted within the government’s constitutional and statutory authority, ...

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Search & Seizure – Traffic Stop – Passenger’s Gun – Pants Pocket (access required)

A passenger who was ordered out of a car after a valid traffic stop could not suppress the revolver seized from his pants pocket after he assaulted a deputy, and the 4th Circuit upholds the passenger’s conviction for possession of ...

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