No. 04-3527.

436 F.3d 769 (2006)

UNITED STATES of America, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. Alan K. CHERRY, Defendant-Appellant.

United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit.

Decided February 3, 2006.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Mark Schneider, Office of the United States Attorney, Chicago, IL, for Plaintiff-Appellee.

Terence F. MacCarthy, Imani Chiphe, Office of the Federal Defender Program, Rosalie J. Lindsay, Chicago, IL, for Defendant-Appellant.

Before POSNER, COFFEY, and KANNE, Circuit Judges.

KANNE, Circuit Judge.

Alan Cherry was caught with a gun during a traffic stop and later pleaded guilty to possession of a firearm by a felon, 18 U.S.C. § 922(g)(1). In his plea agreement, Cherry preserved his right to challenge on appeal the denial of his motion to suppress the gun, which was found in the trunk of his car. The propriety of that search is the only issue before us.

Cherry's encounter with Joliet...

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