SCOTUS finds police entering building despite defendant asking for a warrant to be constitutional

The US Supreme Court ordered that Brownstown police were right to enter a house without a warrant if they thought “that a person inside was in need of immediate aid,” even if the person told them to go get a search warrant.

In the 7-2 majority, the Court overturned the Michigan Court of Appeals without further briefing or argument beyond the petition for certiorari.

An in-depth analysis of the case will appear in the December 21 issue of Michigan Lawyers Weekly.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s