United States Fifth Circuit

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US v. SLANINA, 00-20926

Given the absence of notice from the defendant's employer that his computer usage would be monitored, and the lack of any indication that other employees had routine access to his computer, defendant's expectation of privacy in pornographic images stored on his computer was objectively reasonable.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 02/21/2002
  • Published 02/21/2002

Judges

  • BENAVIDES, Circuit Judge:, Before JOLLY, SMITH and BENAVIDES, Circuit Judges.

Court

  • United States Fifth Circuit

Counsel

  • For Appellees:
  • Kathlyn Giannaula Snyder, Asst. U.S. Atty. (argued), James Lee Turner, Asst. U.S. Atty., Houston, TX, for Plaintiff-Appellee., Roland E. Dahlin, II, Federal Public Defender, Renata Ann Gowie, Asst. Federal Public Defender (argued), Houston, TX, for Defendant-Appellant.