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CASE ENTRY

United States v. Schram

Medford, Ore. police identify bank robbery suspect. They have no address for him on file, but they learn his girlfriend has a no-contact order against him. They search her home without a warrant (and, it is presumed, without her consent) and find their man. A Fourth Amendment violation? Not a bit of it, says the Ninth Circuit. He didn’t have a reasonable expectation of privacy at her place. But, in a separate order, his conviction is reversed for unrelated reasons.


Tags: 2018, Fourth Amendment, Ninth Circuit, Police, Searches and Seizures

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