United States v. Jarman, No. 11-31217, 2012 WL 2700403 (5th Cir. July 9, 2012)

Key Insight: Circuit court affirmed district court?s granting of defendant?s motion to compel production of a mirror image of a hard drive containing child pornography evidence where defendant?s expert presented unrebutted evidence that she could not conduct her investigation at a government facility because of ?time limitations and restrictions? and thus the circuit court could not conclude that the district court?s determination of ?no ?amply opportunity?? to investigate was clear error; court clarified, however, that it rejected the notion that inconvenience equated to a failure on the part of the government to make the child pornography evidence reasonably available and clarified that when such evidence is made available for inspection at a government facility, ?that is reasonable availability? such that the only issue to be resolved is whether the conditions imposed do not provide ?ample opportunity? for examination of the material

Nature of Case: child pornography; Adam Walsh Act

Electronic Data Involved: Child pornography evidence on hard drive

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