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Name: U.S. v. Nerber
Case #: 99-30161
Opinion Date: 08/24/2000
Court: US Court of Appeals
District 9 Cir
Citation: 222 Fed.3d 597

Where, without a warrant, law enforcement rented a motel room for some informants to use to conduct a drug sale, and installed a video camera to film it, the Court of Appeals upheld the district court’s granting of the suppression motion. Under the totality of the circumstances, which included the nature of the governmental intrusion, appellants had a legitimate expectation of being free from secret video surveillance once the informants left the room, and that expectation was objectively reasonable. Judge Gould dissented.