Friday, January 18, 2013

Breaking: In important Fourth Amendment case (Ahrndt), federal district judge GRANTS motion to suppress

We previously wrote about United States v. Ahrndt in a series of posts, after the 9th Circuit remanded the case for further consideration of the defendant's motion to suppress. Yesterday, a federal district court in Oregon granted Ahrndt's motion to suppress evidence (CP) from his iTunes library obtained by his neighbor (and later law enforcement) through an unsecured wireless network. This is a very important development, and we will get further into it in another series of posts.

Here is what we wrote, before:

Ninth Circuit remands case involving CP found on an unsecured wireless network - Jeffrey

Examination of the technology involved in Ahrndt - Jeffrey

Ahrndt considerations on remand and cordless ≠ WiFi - Justin

Arhndt's reference to Jones, and what Jones means in the context of wireless networks - Justin


  1. This is certainly a fascinating case as to where digital privacy zones exist, but because it's from the 9th, it won't have any traction elsewhere.