Appellate Brief Essay

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UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS TENTH CIRCUIT NO 2002-123 UNITED STATES OF AMERICA Plaintiff/Appellee, Vs. ARNOLD J. STEWART Defendant/ Appellant Table of Contents Table of Authorities ……………………………………………………………..page 3 Statement of Facts ……………………………………………………………….page 4 Statement of Issues ………………………………………………………………page 5 Argument………………………………………………………………………...page 5 I. Whether the defendant had a reasonable expectation of his privacy when he voluntarily left his luggage to be entrusted with a stranger…………………………………………...page 5 II. Whether the defendant had a reasonable expectation of privacy when he voluntarily abandoned his luggage, by letting an unknown person watch it…………………………………page 6 Conclusion……………………………………………………………………….page 7 Request for an Oral Argument ………………………………………………….page 8 Signatures………………………………………………………………………..page 8 Table of Authorities Abel v. U.S., 80 S.Ct. 683 (U.S.N.Y. 1960)……………………………………..page 5 U.S. v. Benitez-Arreguin, 973 F.2d 823 (10th Cir. (Utah) 1992 ………………..page 6 U.S. v. Hernandez, 7 F.3d 944 (10th Cir. (N.M.) 1993)………………………...page 5 U.S. v. Jones, 707 F.2d 1169 (10th Cir. (Colo.) 1983)…………………………..page 6 United States v. Austin 66 F 3d 1115, 1118-19 (10 Cert. 1995)…………………page 7 U.S. Constitution Amendment Four ………………………………………….…page 6 Statement of Facts This case deals with the issue of abandonment of personal property. Arnold Stewart the defendant arrived at the airport on October 15, 2001. While he was waiting for his flight at the gate, he asked a stranger Mr. Holt to watch his suitcase. Mr. Stewart stated that he would be gone only a few minutes.

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