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Criminal Procedure Keyed to Chemerinsky
Byrd v. United States
Citation:138 S. Ct. 1518 (2018)
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Byrd (Petitioner) was pulled over while driving a rental car, and police discovered body armor and 49 bricks of heroin. He was charged with drug crimes and filed a motion to suppress the evidence. The lower courts held that Byrd did not have standing to challenge the constitutionality of the search because his name was not listed on the rental car agreement, and so he did not have a reasonable expectation of privacy in the car.
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