Supreme Court appears set to give police more leeway in searches
Conservative justices appear to agree police should be allowed to enter a suspect’s residence without a warrant if they suspect evidence is being destroyed.
By David G. Savage, Washington Bureau
January 13, 2011
Reporting from Washington —
Police officers who smell marijuana coming from an apartment can break down the door and enter if they have reason to believe the evidence might be destroyed, several Supreme Court’s justices suggested Wednesday.
But during arguments in a drug case, the court’s conservatives said they favored relaxing that rule when police say they have a need to act fast.
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More violating the Bill of Rights. I wonder what will be next??
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