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.

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