It's generally a slow time of year between Christmas and New Year's, but the federal circuits have been busy. But who wouldn't want to start the year with a remand in a criminal case (other than the government)?...more
We have three short but good cases from the circuits from last week. I think my favorite is U.S. v. Glover, a nice suppression case....more
October 29, 2007 started bad for Cortez Fisher.
He walked out of his house and the Baltimore police approached him (he lived in Baltimore). They asked to talk to him. He said no. He tried to drive away, but backed into...more
Someone told the police that Chunon Bailey sold drugs. Worse, he sold drugs and had a gun at his house at 103 Lake Drive in Wyandanch, New York.
That someone was a confidential informant.
The police took that tip...more
Three odd cases were decided last week in the federal circuits....more
It seems that Rolando Ramos was a marijuana dealer. I say that because the police had him on a wire doing drug deals, found marijuana in his house when they executed a search warrant, and because he pled guilty to being...more
There's little judicial attention paid to folks who have their stuff taken by the police executing a search warrant - and who want it back later.
Thankfully, just in time for Christmas, the Eighth Circuit breaks out with...more