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1. Abandoned property

State v. Rodney D. Johnson, 2010AP2470-CR, District 1, 10/4/11 court of appeals decision (not recommended for publication); for Johnson: Richard L. Kaiser; case activity Acting on a drug tip, police targeted Johnson, and saw him driving a car with a cracked windshield. After Johnson got out of the car, the officers approached, and “asked” to… Read more


Expectation of Privacy — Abandoned Property

State v. Robert C. Knight, 2000 WI App 16, 232 Wis.2d 305, 606 N.W.2d 291 For Knight: Scott B. Taylor. Issue: Whether the seizure of files earmarked for destruction by a disbarred attorney violated the fourth amendment. Holding: The files, which the disbarred attorney had turned over to a third party for destruction, had been abandoned… Read more