United States Seventh Circuit

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US v. WEST, 02-2803

Drugs were not seized in violation of the Fourth Amendment, as a police officer was not unreasonable in failing to interpret a response as a denial of consent to search a bag.

Appellate Information

  • Argued 01/17/2003
  • Decided 02/26/2003
  • Published 02/26/2003


  • POSNER, Circuit Judge., Before BAUER, POSNER, and EVANS, Circuit Judges.


  • United States Seventh Circuit


  • For Appellees:
  • Timothy A. Bass (argued), Office of the United States Attorney, Urbana, IL, for Plaintiff-Appellee., David B. Mote (argued), Office of the Federal Public Defender, Springfield, IL, for Defendant-Appellant.