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Watch VideoSmell Pot? SCOTUS Kills 4th Amendment
- After watching the video of the discussion of the use of police power to enter a home, make an argument either for the necessary governmental warrantless intrusion into a zone of privacy to protect society or argue against the warrantless entry into a dwelling based on probable cause and the belief that evidence is being destroyed. The Supreme Court in this case ruled in favor of the warrantless entry into the dwelling.
- Even if the warrantless entry into the apartment is approved by the Supreme Court, why might it be necessary to obtain a search warrant after entry is made and illegal drugs are discovered in plain view? What changes after the police make entry and secure the scene?
- The video above allows you to see news item about Supreme Court ruling that police can enter a home without a search warrant if they smell marijuana. Here is the link to the case discussed in the video is above. Kentucky, Petitioner v. Hollis Deshaun King
User: thealyonashow – Added: 5/17/11
The video above discusses the 2011 Supreme Court decision that allows officers to enter a residence, without a warrant, based on the belief that evidence is being destroyed. I have included a link to the actual text of the case.