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United States v. Beckett

United States v. Beckett

Case Date: 03/09/2010
Citation: United States v. Beckett, 369 F. App'x 52 (11th Cir. 2010) (per curiam)
Court Type: Federal Circuit Court
Court: 11th Circuit Court of Appeals (11th Cir.)
Judge: Circuit Judge: Per Curiam
Rule(s): 4th Amendment

Defendant moved to suppress information obtained from ISP and phone companies, alleging violations of his Fourth Amendment rights.


The Court affirmed the district court’s denial of motions to suppress. The Court held there was no suppression remedy for a violation of the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA), and Defendant had no right to privacy in information voluntarily transmitted to third parties. Further, investigators did not exceed the authority of their search warrant in searching Defendant’s computers, as the warrants described with particularity the items to be searched.

Relevant Documents:

Motion to Suppress Evidence (Doc. 13)

Response in Opposition to Motion to Suppress (Doc. 26)

Verdict (Doc. 73)

Objections to PSI and Reasons for Departure and or Variance of His Sentence (Doc. 80)

Initial Brief of Appellant

Brief for the United States

Reply Brief of Appellant

E-Discovery Issues: Admissibility, Motion to Suppress
E-discovery Tags: IP Address, Preservation and Collection, Sources of ESI
E-discovery subjects: Computer, Internet usage, Phone records

Published: December 28th, 2017

Category: Uncategorized

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