One has a reasonable expectation of privacy in an adult video viewing booth, says New York trial judge
Last week, a New York trial judge suppressed the warrantless seizure of a suspect, and items found on him and in a video viewing booth, finding that one has a reasonable expectation of privacy in an adult video store viewing booth. Amen to that, and I mean it. New York v. Hemmings, 2012 NY Slip Op 22011 (Sup. Ct., N.Y. Cty., Jan. 12, 2012) (Pickholz, J.)
Thanks to the listserv member who alerted me to Hemmings. Congratulations to defendant Otis Hemmings for his suppression victory in this drug prosecution. Congratulations and thanks to Hemmings’s Legal Aid Society lawyer James M. McQueeney.