Sunday, January 9, 2011

Kentucky v. King Argument this Wednesday

DPA's Jamesa Drake will be arguing in the United States Supreme Court this Wednesday.

SCOTUSblog has all the details posted

Issue: Under what circumstances can lawful police action impermissibly ”create” exigent circumstances that preclude warrantless entry?

Plain English Issue: Although the police usually need a warrant to enter someone’s home, there is an exception for emergency situations. The question is whether that exception can apply when the emergency is created by the lawful actions of the police.

SCOTUSblog Coverage

Briefs and Documents

Merits Briefs

Amicus Briefs

Certiorari-Stage Documents

For petitioner: Joshua D. Farley, Assistant Attorney General,
Frankfort, Ky.; and Ann O’Connell, Assistant to the Solicitor General, Department of Justice, Washington,
D. C. (for United States, as amicus curiae.)

For respondent: Jamesa J. Drake, Assistant Public Advocate,
Frankfort, Ky.