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Case Law Update- July 2016 issue of The Informer

8/25/2016 12:00:00 AM

Attached please find the July 2016 issue of The Informer. This monthly publication will keep you informed of the very latest developments in case law, statute and rules changes, and provide news and articles of interest and practical import for law enforcement officers and agents.7Informer16(.pdf file)In the July 2016 Informer:Case Summaries:United States Supreme Court:Voisine v. United States: Whether a misdemeanor assault conviction for reckless conductprohibits a person from lawfully possessing a firearm under 18 U.S.C. 922(g)(9). Circuit Courts of Appeals:4th Amendment (Search / Seizure / Arrest)
  • 1st Cir (Casey): Whether the defendant's grandparents could give officers valid consent
to search the defendant's bedroom that he occupied in the grandparents' house.
  • 1st Cir. (Rivera): Whether the officer's search warrant application established a nexus
between the defendant's residence and his alleged drug dealing.
  • 6th Cir. (Brown): Whether the officer's search warrant application established a nexus
between the defendant's residence and his alleged drug trafficking.
  • 7th Cir. (Miranda-Sotolongo): Whether an officer established reasonable suspicion to
conduct a traffic stop.
  • 7th Cir. (Walton): Whether an officer established reasonable suspicion to detain the
defendant after he completed a traffic stop.
  • 8th Cir. (Briere de L'Isle): Whether scanning the magnetic strips on the back of credit,
debit, and gift cards, without a warrant, constituted an unlawful search.
  • 8th Cir. (Roberts): Whether the officers warrantless entry into an apartment violated the Fourth Amendment.
  • 8th Cir. (Dillard): Whether officers established reasonable suspicion to conduct a traffic stop.
  • 8th Cir. (Nowak): Whether a warrantless search of the defendant's backpack violated the Fourth Amendment.
  • 8th Cir. (Roelandt): Whether officers established reasonable suspicion to conduct a Terry stop.
  • D.C. Circuit (Castle): Whether officers established reasonable suspicion to conduct a Terry stop.
5th Amendment (Miranda / Due Process / Self Incrimination)
  • 6th Cir. (Crumpton): Whether Miranda required the officer to inform the defendant that he had the right to stop answering questions at any time, and whether Miranda required the officer to inform the suspect that any statement he made could be used against him "in court."
  • 7th Cir. (Patterson): Whether the defendant was in custody for Miranda purposes when he voluntarily accompanied federal agents to their office to be interviewed.
Use of Force / Qualified Immunity
  • 10th Cir. (Davis): Whether officers were entitled to qualified immunity after allegedly shattering the driver's side window of the plaintiff's car and then dragging her out by her hair and arms during a traffic stop for driving under suspension.
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Ken AndersonAttorney AdvisorOffice of Chief CounselLegal Training DivisionFederal Law Enforcement Training CenterGlynco, GA 31524912 267-3429  
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