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Name: United States v. Pulliam
Case #: 03-50550
Court: US Court of Appeals
District 9 Cir
Opinion Date: 04/21/2005
Summary

A firearm found during an unlawful search of a car may be admitted against an unlawfully detained passenger. The search at issue in this case involved a lawful traffic stop followed by an unlawful detention and an unlawful automobile search. The court held that the passenger lacked standing as to a gun found under the passenger seat. While the passenger had standing to challenge his own unlawful detention, the search of the car was not a result of that detention and thus the gun is not the fruit of the unlawful detention.