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500 words, 3 references

Topic: Search Warrant Application and Execution

Computer searches come in two varieties: one is to seize the computer or device and the other is to seize the data contained on the computer or device. Below are cases that pertain to the general principles of data searches:

United States v. Loretta Otero 563 F.3d 1127 (10th Cir. 2009)

People v. Kelli Marie Balint 138 Cal. App. 4th 200 (2006)

United States v. Payton 573 F.3d 859 (9th Cir. 2008)

United States v. Dontavious M. Blake, Tara Jo Moore 868 F.3rd 960 (11th Cir. 2017)

What were the key questions in each case? Compare and contrast each decision as it relates to the wording of the warrant, the scope of the warrant, and dominion and control issues mentioned or not in the warrant.