Unformatted text preview: Kyllos home. b. Objective basis: Kyllo in violation of 21 U.S.C., 841(a) (1) IV. Were the agents wrong in their actions for obtaining the thermal images of Kyllos home that were used against him to get a warrant a. Agents from the Department of Interior b. Used a Thermovision 210 thermal imager to get infrared images used to obtain a warrant c. 4 th Amendment V. Opinion a. Majority: The government decides that uses of a device that is not in general public use, to explore the details of the home that would previously have been unknowable without physical intrusion is a search b. Dissenting: Since what was involved in this case was nothing more than drawing inferences from off-the-wall surveillance, rather than any through the wall surveillance, the officers conduct did not amount to a search and was perfectly reasonable VI. Judgment: reversed and remanded...
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- Spring '08
- Supreme Court of the United States, Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution, Kyllo, United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit