Published on: Friday, May 5, 2023

Man who served as a lookout during a string of armed robberies of Detroit-area RadioShacks and T-Mobile stores wins at SCOTUS because the governmentt's acquisition of his cell-site records was unconstitutional. But wait! Due to the good-faith exception to the exclusionary rule, his conviction is affirmed. And, due to the lack of a full retroactivity clause in the First Step Act, his 116-year sentence—which would be a 25-year sentence today—is affirmed, says the Sixth Circuit.

The case is United States v. Carpenter, No. 14-1572 (6th Cir. May 2, 2023).