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US v. FRENCH, 01-3612

A gravel walkway, from which an officer made incriminating observations of drug activity, was not within the "curtilage" of a residence, so that no Fourth Amendment violation occurred.

Appellate Information

  • Argued 02/19/2002
  • Decided 05/28/2002
  • Published 05/28/2002


  • COFFEY, Circuit Judge., Before COFFEY, EASTERBROOK, and DIANE P. WOOD, Circuit Judges.


  • United States Seventh Circuit


  • For Appellees:
  • Eugene L. Miller, Office of U.S. Attorney, Urbana Div., Urbana, IL, Linda L. Mullen (argued), Office of U.S. Attorney, Rock Island, IL, for Plaintiff-Appellee., Carol A. Dison (argued), Beckett & Webber, Urbana, IL, for Defendant-Appellant.
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