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Opinions – 9/18/13: 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals (access required)

Criminal Procedure Search & seizure  BOTTOM LINE: The defendant had no reasonable expectation of privacy in the contents of a trash can that was located at least 20 feet from apartment’s back door, in a courtyard used by all residents of the apartment complex; the U.S. District Court properly denied defendant’s motion to suppress evidence police obtained ...