Pagan-Gonzalez v. Moreno

FBI agents suspect that child porn is being downloaded/shared on a computer in a house in Cabo Rojo, P.R. Rather than get a warrant, they show up and ask to inspect the computers in the house, claiming that one of them is “sending a signal and/or viruses to computers in Washington.” The residents consent to a search, the FBI finds child pornography, and, some days later, arrests one of the residents. Was lying to secure consent for the search a Fourth Amendment violation? First Circuit: Yes, and a clearly established one at that.

Tags: 2019, FBI, First Circuit, Fourth Amendment, Search Warrant, Searches and Seizures

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