No Reasonable Expectation of Privacy in Abandoned CD’s


A criminal defendant was convicted of possession of child pornography, based on CD’s and other media he left after vacating an apartment. The Supreme Court of New Hampshire found he had no expectation of privacy in the abandoned media and that the search of the media was proper. State v. Howe, 159 N.H. 366, 373 (N.H. 2009).

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