PositionDonaldson v. Purkett - U.S. v. Tucker - Wilson v. Zellner

36. Release U.S. District Court Donaldson v. Purkett, 204 F.Supp.2d 1199 (E.D.Mo. 2001). A former state prisoner filed a [section] RELEASE DATE 1983 action alleging that seventy days of imprisonment were unlawfully added to his state court sentence. The district court dismissed the complaint, finding that the claim did not involve a violation of a liberty interest protected by the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment, but rather only involved an interpretation of state law. (Farmington Correctional Center, Missouri) U.S. Appeals Court U.S. v. Tucker, 305 F.3d 1193 (10th Cir. 2002). A defendant convicted of possession of child PAROLE-SEARCHES pornography appealed his conviction, challenging a warrantless parole search. The district court held that the parole search was supported by reasonable suspicion and that seizure of the defendant's computer was justified under the plain-view doctrine. The court noted that probable cause is not required for a parole search that is conducted under a valid parole agreement and that the defendant had agreed to allow searches of his residence, diminishing his expectation of...

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