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Name: U.S. v. Jones
Case #: 01-10352
Court: US Court of Appeals
District 9 Cir
Opinion Date: 04/18/2002
Subsequent History: None

A search of a public employee’s office by federal authorities investigating possible crimes in agency could not be justified under O’Connor v. Ortega (1987) 480 U.S. 709, which holds that a warrantless search of a public employee’s office by a supervisor for work-related, noninvestigatory reasons (or for work related employee misconduct) may be performed based only on a standard of reasonableness under all the circumstances. The search was not initiated by the employer nor to carry out the agency’s work.