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United States v. Pickett

United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit

July 29, 2009

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Plaintiff-Appellee,
v.
Antonnio PICKETT, Defendant-Appellant.

         Appeal from the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana

         Brief for Appellee, The United States of America

          Jim Lftten, United States Attorney, Eastern District of Louisiana; Brian M. Klebba, Diane Hollenshead Copes, Assistant U.S. Attorneys, 500 Poydras Street, Room 210-B, New Orleans, Louisiana 70130, (504) 680-3079, Attorneys for the United States of America.

         II STATEMENT REGARDING ORAL ARGUMENT

         Pursuant to Fed. R. App. P. 34(a)(2)(C), the government submits that oral argument is not required. The facts and legal arguments are adequately presented in the briefs and record, and this Court's decisional process would not be significantly aided by oral arguments.

         iii TABLE OF CONTENTS

         STATEMENT REGARDING ORAL ARGUMENT .............................................................................. ii

         TABLE OF CONTENTS ......................................................................................................................... iii

         TABLE OF AUTHORITIES ................................................................................................................... iv

         STATEMENT OF JURISDICTION ........................................................................................................ 1

         STATEMENT OF THE ISSUE ............................................................................................................... 2

         STATEMENT OF THE CASE ................................................................................................................ 3

         I. Course of Proceedings Below .............................................................................................................. 3

         II. Statement of the Facts ......................................................................................................................... 4

         SUMMARY OF ARGUMENT ............................................................................................................... 9

         LAW AND ARGUMENT ....................................................................................................................... 10

         I. Standard of Review .............................................................................................................................. 10

         II. The District Court Did Not Err in Denying Appellant Pickett's Motion to Suppress ......................... 10

         CONCLUSION ......................................................................................................................................... 27

         CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE ................................................................................................................. 28

         iv TABLE OF AUTHORITIES

         CASES

         Almedia-Sanchez v. United States, 413 U.S. 266 (1973) ....... 11

         Boyd v. United States, 116 U.S. 616 (1886) .......................... 12

         Carroll v. United States, 267 U.S. 132 (1925) ...................... 11, 14

         Demette v. Falcon Drilling Company, Inc., 280 F.3d 492 20, 21 (5th Cir. 2002) .......................................................................

         Diamond Offshore Co. v. A&B Builders, Inc., 302 F.3d 531 20 (5th Cir. 2002) .......................................................................

         Guillote v. Energy Partners, Ltd., No. G-060671, 2008 WL 20 828052 (S.D. Tex. Mar. 26, 2008) ........................................

         Henderson v. United States, 90 F.2d 805');">390 F.2d 805 (9th Cir. 1967) .... 11

         Longmire v. Sea Drilling Corp., 610 F.2d 1342 (5th Cir. 211980) ...................................................................................... 21

         Offshore Logistics, Inc. v. Tallentire, 477 U.S.207 (1986) .... 19, 20

         Sanamo v. Trico Marine Svcs., Inc., 73 Fed.Appx. 79 (5th Cir. 2003) .............................................................................. 20

         United States v. 12 200-Ft, Reels of Super 8MM. Film, 413 U.S. 123 (1973) ..................................................................... 14

         United States v. Arnold, 523 F.3d 941 (9th Cir. 2008) .......... 18, 25

         United States v. Braks, 842 F.2d 509 (1st Cir. 1988) ............ 16

         United States v. Cardenas, 9 F.3d 1139 (5th Cir. 1993) ........ 12

         United States v. Diaz, 529 F.Supp.2d 792');">529 F.Supp.2d 792 (S.D. Tex. 2007) . 17, 18, 25

         United States v. Finley, 477 F.3d 250 (5th Cir. 2007) ............ 17

         v United States v. Flores-Montcmo, 541 U.S. 149 (2004) 12, 14, 16, 25

         United States v. Garcia, 672 F.3d 1340 (11th Cir. 1982) ...... 22

         United States v. Gourde, 440 F.3d 1065 (9th Cir. 2006) ....... 17, 18

         United States v. Herrera,711 F.2d 1546 (11th Cir. ...


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