The Toronto Star reports that the appeal of R. v. Patrick – about whether there is a reasonable expectation of privacy in garbage stored outside of a home – is ready to be head by the Supreme Court of Canada this fall. My summary of the Alberta Court of Appeal decision is here. The United States Supreme Court heard the issue in 1988 and held, in California v. Greenwood, that there is no reasonable expectation in garbage because of its ready access to the world.
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