In a 42 U.S.C. section 1983 action arising after a police entry, search, and seizure at a musical event held in an L.A. warehouse, the district court's judgment for defendants is affirmed in part and reversed in part where: 1) most plaintiffs who merely attended the event lacked standing on the warrantless entry claim while plaintiff Cortez's unreasonable seizure claim is procedurally barred; but 2) plaintiffs Cortez and Lopez have standing on their warrantless entry claims because they were in possession of the warehouse at the time.

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Nov 27, 2017
When one person manipulates or generates false ideas or promises in order to obtain another’s property, this is classified as theft by deception. Without question, theft by deception is an intentional…
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Oct 27, 2017
Given that Georgia’s drug crimes are high and its tolerance for drug possession is low, it’s safe to assume that anyone facing drug charges might end up in prison. However, there are multiple factors to…
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Sep 29, 2017
While many fathers hope to be involved in their children’s lives, some continue to assume that they have limited legal rights to do so. In reality, fathers have the right to become custodial parents, to…
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Aug 25, 2017
As a highly contested topic in criminal law, search and seizure, or “stop and search,” relates to encounters between citizens and law enforcement. At any point, if the stop or the search is carried out…
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