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Wednesday, December 7, 2005

Interesting New 4th Amendment Case

From BNA.com:  "A defendant "abandoned" her purse and wallet for purposes of the Fourth Amendment when she left them in her unlocked vehicle after running off the road in the middle of the night and did not contact police or make arrangements to retrieve the vehicle until the next day, the Utah Supreme Court held Nov. 22. The court said a contrary decision by the intermediate appellate court and the caselaw on which that court relied went astray by confusing Fourth Amendment and property law standards of abandonment. (States v. Rynhart, Utah, No. 20040115, 11/22/05).

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