Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Department of Public Advocacy defends the Kentucky Supreme Court???s decision limiting law enforcement???s ability to conduct warrantless searches of a person???s home in the United States Supreme Court.

In Kentucky v. King, No. 09-1272, the United States Supreme Court is reviewing a case unanimously decided by the Kentucky Supreme Court on the issue of whether our Fourth Amendment has been violated by the actions of the police. The brief for Mr. King was filed December 13, 2010.

The issue is: can police force their way into a residence to arrest a citizen without obtaining a warrant from a judge when no real emergency exists except for the emergency they claim exits which was created exclusively by the police’s deliberate action.

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