United States of America, Plaintiff-appellee, v. Harold Haimowitz, Defendant-appellant, 712 F.2d 457 (11th Cir. 1983)

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U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit - 712 F.2d 457 (11th Cir. 1983) Aug. 15, 1983

Lacy Mahon, Jr., Mahon, Mahon & Farley, Jacksonville, Fla., for defendant-appellant.

Elizabeth E. Hoyt, John E. Steele, Asst. U.S. Attys., Jacksonville, Fla., for plaintiff-appellee.

Appeal from the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida.


(Opinion June 13, 1983, 11 Cir., 1983, 706 F.2d 1549)

Before GODBOLD, Chief Judge, RONEY, Circuit Judge, and PITTMAN* , District Judge.


Appellant Harold Haimowitz requests a rehearing/rehearing en banc based inter alia on the contention that this court's treatment of the issue of probable cause is in conflict with the Supreme Court's opinion in Illinois v. Gates, --- U.S. ----, 103 S. Ct. 2317, 76 L. Ed. 2d 527 (1983).

Subsequent to the preparation of our opinion in this appeal, the United States Supreme Court announced its opinion in Illinois v. Gates. In that case the legal tests announced in Aguilar v. Texas, 378 U.S. 108, 84 S. Ct. 1509, 12 L. Ed. 2d 723 (1964) and Spinelli v. U.S., 393 U.S. 410, 89 S. Ct. 584, 21 L. Ed. 2d 637 (1969) were disapproved and replaced with a single "totality of circumstances" test that intertwines the factors that illuminate the probable cause issue in evaluating the sufficiency of search warrant affidavits based on informant's allegations. See id., --- U.S. at ---- - ----, 103 S. Ct. at 2324-28.

The court has re-examined the totality of circumstances surrounding the issuance of the search warrant in the instant case and concludes that the affidavit supporting that search warrant was sufficient.

The remaining contentions are without merit.

The petition for rehearing is DENIED and no member of this panel nor judge in regular active service of the court having requested that the court be polled on rehearing en banc (Rule 35, Fed.R.App.P; Eleventh Circuit Rule 26), the suggestion for rehearing en banc is DENIED.


Honorable Virgil Pittman, U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of Alabama, sitting by designation