New Supreme Court Decision Expands Warrantless Searches of Homes

On Tuesday, February 25th the Supreme Court announced a 6-3 decision that allows police officers to conduct warrantless searches  of private residences outside the context of an emergency. The Court ruled that police may enter and search a home without a warrant over the previous objections of one resident, as long as another occupant consents. To learn more about the 4th Amendment and constitutional protections against search and seizure, watch our award-winning film Search and Seizure: Mapp v. Ohio.

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