In a concerning 8-1 decision decided May 16, 2011, the U.S. Supreme Court expanded police search powers and greatly reduced the constitutional protections against unreasonable search and seizures. The Fourth Amendment sets forth that 1) all searches and seizures must be reasonable, and 2) a search warrant may not be issued unless probable cause is …Continue reading "U.S. Supreme Court Widens Police Powers"
In State v. Kendall, filed June 20, 2011, the Minnesota Court of Appeals upheld the district court’s order that the drugs obtained from an illegal search of the Defendant should be suppressed resulting in a dismissal of fifth-degree controlled substance charge against Defendant. Eight police officers knocked on a residential door to execute a search …Continue reading "Drug charges dismissed because of illegal police search"
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