In a follow up to this case which had a previous posting on this blog back on August 26 for a decision made back on July 3 (yes, I am still catching up), the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia issued a very brief order ruling that the Government is correct that the good faith exception applies to the acquisition of the data in this case.
The Defendants also contend that the Court should suppress evidence that exceeded the scope of what would be in good faith. The Report and Recommendations of the Magistrate Judge never addressed the issue of scope despite the fact that the Defendants raised the issue in their motions and their objections to the Report.
The case is United States v. Hearst, 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 125791, (N.D. Ga., July 3, 2018).