No. 09-1646.

640 F.3d 428 (2011)

UNITED STATES of America, Appellee, v. Jon R. HUGHES, Defendant, Appellant.

United States Court of Appeals, First Circuit.

Decided April 8, 2011.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Jeffrey W. Langholtz for appellant.

Renée M. Bunker , Assistant United States Attorney, with whom Paula D. Silsby , United States Attorney, was on brief, for appellee.

Before TORRUELLA, SELYA and HOWARD, Circuit Judges.

SELYA, Circuit Judge.

Defendant-appellant Jon R. Hughes appeals from the denial of his motion to suppress evidence obtained during a "knock and talk" interview, an ensuing search, and further interrogation at a later date. His appeal presents nuanced questions concerning the nature of the interview, the voluntariness of his statements, the legitimacy of his consent to the search, and the workings of the inevitable discovery doctrine. Applying deferential clear-error...

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