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UC8 Reporter: Judge's Order to Quash Warrant, for UC to Return All Photos & Submit Declaration
This is Alameda County Superior Court Judge Yolanda Northridge's order that the warrant obtained for my photographs be quashed. It requires that the University of California return my original disks and all copies of photographs. Additionally, it requires UC to file a declaration under oath regarding any individuals or entities with which they may have shared the photographs.
[Note that the order reads "proposed" only because the judge signed the exact proposed order submitted by the First Amendment Project on my behalf, with the addition of the handwritten order for UC's declaration.]
Superior Court of the State of California
in and for the County of Alameda
Good cause appearing,
The Court grants the Motion to Quash Search Warrant and Return Property as to Movant
DAVID MORSE. The Court ORDERS that the search warrant issued on December 12, 2009 be
quashed as it pertains to the Sony Digital Camera, Model MVC-CD500, serial number 36459; two
Memorex CD-R discs, 210 MB each; and all unpublished photographs; all belonging to DAVID
MORSE. The Court further ORDERS the return of the aforementioned items and all copies of
unpublished photographs by DAVID MORSE seized pursuant to the warrant.
(Handwritten:) U.C. is to provide a declaration to Court on or before 6-22-10 listing persons
or entities to whom it provided copies of the photographs.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
June 18th, 2010
Judge of the Superior Court