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United States v. Williams
United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
592 F.3d 511 (2010)
The police believed that Curtis Williams (defendant) sent emails to the Fairfax Baptist Temple School that threatened boys who attended it. The police received a warrant to search Williams’s home, computer devices, and computer storage media for evidence of the threatening emails. During the search of the computer storage devices, the police discovered computer files containing child pornography. At trial, Williams moved to suppress the child-pornography evidence, arguing that it was not justified by the plain-view exception to the warrant requirement. The district court denied the motion, and Williams appealed to the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Niemeyer, J.)
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