Question 1

Officer Techie e-mails Judge Conservative and requests a search warrant for a storage locker which he believes contains stolen salmon. He also sends an attachment with the e-mail which contains digital pictures of masked men unloading the salmon into the locker. The picture is time-stamped by the camera which records the time as 2:37 a.m. The following day Officer Techie appears before Judge Conservative and makes a sworn statement attesting to the accuracy of the digital photos. How should Judge Conservative respond to the request for a warrant?

Question 2

Officer Cartman hates hippies. He goes to Judge Mills and asks for a search warrant to look for drugs in "that dirty hippy Chris' house." He provides sworn testimony that "I know there are drugs there 'cause all hippies do drugs." Should Judge Mills issue the warrant?

Question 3

Officer Cartman hates hippies. He goes to Judge Mills and asks for a search warrant to look for drugs in "that dirty hippy Chris' house." He provides sworn testimony that "I know there are drugs there 'cause all hippies do drugs." Officer Cartman returns to Judge Mills the next day with photographs of Chris disposing of D-Z Wider cigarette rolling paper packaging in the garbage. The paper is commonly used to make marijuana cigarettes. Since the garbage was left open to the public, Officer Cartman also picked through the garbage and seized the D-Z Wider package and brought it along with the photographs as additional evidence. This time, given the new evidence, Judge Mills issues the warrant. Before serving the warrant, Cartman celebrates with punch and pie. Was the celebration premature?

Question 4

Officer Cartman hates hippies. He goes to Judge Mills and asks for a search warrant to look for drugs in "that dirty hippy Chris' house." He provides sworn testimony that "I know there are drugs there 'cause all hippies do drugs." Officer Cartman returns to Judge Mills the next day with photographs of Chris disposing of D-Z Wider cigarette rolling paper packaging in the garbage. The paper is commonly used to make marijuana cigarettes. Since the garbage was left open to the public, Officer Cartman also picked through the garbage and seized the D-Z Wider package and brought it along with the photographs as additional evidence. This time, given the new evidence, Judge Mills issues the warrant. Before serving the warrant, Cartman celebrates with punch and pie.Judge Mills is losing her patience with Officer Cartman. The warrant she issued for Chris' house resulted in an arrest, but the case was thrown out of court by another judge because the search was unreasonable due to the invalid warrant and the Exclusionary Rule precluded using the drugs found in the house as evidence against Chris. This time, Officer Cartman comes to Judge Mills with the following evidence: A receipt for a gun purchased by Joe last year which matches the type of gun used in the shooting. A local convenience store camera tape showing Joe was just two blocks away from the scene five minutes prior to the shooting. An affidavit from Joe's mother indicating that he had an argument with the victim earlier that day. A receipt from L-Mart showing that Joe purchased bullets identical to those used in the shooting just 2 hours before the incident. Cartman wants a warrant to search Joe's house for the gun. Should Judge Mills issue the warrant this time?