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CASE ENTRY

United States v. Davis

How do federal courts defer to law enforcement? The First Circuit will count the ways: Manchester, N.H., man’s 5-to-15-second drive was detectably drunken? His car in a parking lot at midnight was a traffic hazard that needed to be searched and towed? His moving his hand to his hip was “indexing,” a subconscious suggestion that there was contraband in the car? Check, check, and check. Conviction affirmed.


Tags: 2018, Deference, First Circuit, Searches and Seizures

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