The Fourth Amendment protects the people against unreasonable searches and seizures. But what is a “search”? One of the lasting contributions that Justice Scalia made to constitutional law was his revival of the trespass doctrine in Fourth Amendment search analysis. 734 more words
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When police have an arrest warrant for a suspect but mistakenly enter someone else's home and find criminal evidence against them, do we suppress?
In Payton v. New York (1980), the Supreme Court held that for an arrest inside of a home, the Fourth Amendment requires an arrest warrant, absent exigency or consent. 1,212 more words
The Gangster Disciples originated in Chicago with the merger of two other gangs. They now have a presence in half of the country. They are hierarchical, well-organized, and extremely violent. 155 more words
Samuel Ocasio and other members of the Baltimore Police Department had an agreement with two brothers who owned a local repair shop. In exchange for money, Ocasio and the officers would persuade people with damaged cars to take their vehicles to the shop. 851 more words