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Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case today

In USA v. Dwan Taylor (SD Ind., Magnus-Stinson), a 12-page per curiam opinion, the panel writes:
Dwan Taylor appeals the denial of his motion to suppress drugs and guns that the police found in his storage locker pursuant to a search warrant. Indianapolis police learned the location of the storage locker by monitoring a Global Positioning System (“GPS”) unit that they attached to his car without a warrant in 2011. That was before the Supreme Court held that attaching a GPS device to a car for purposes of gathering information was a search under the Fourth Amendment. See United States v. Jones, 132 S. Ct. 945 (2012). Because the officers used the GPS monitor in objectively reasonable reliance on binding appellate precedent in effect at the time, the suppression motion was properly denied.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on January 14, 2015 12:27 PM
Posted to Ind. (7th Cir.) Decisions