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Supreme Court Rules The Police Cannot Chase You Into Your Home On Misdemeanors

by | Jun 24, 2021 | Legal News Links

“In California v. Lange (2019), the California Court of Appeal held that a police offer may always enter a suspect’s home without a warrant if the officer is in “hot pursuit” of the suspect and has probable cause to believe that the suspect has committed a misdemeanor. Today, in an important win for Fourth Amendment advocates, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned that ruling. “We are not eager—more the reverse—to print a new permission slip for entering the home without a warrant,” declared Justice Elena Kagan in Lange v. CaliforniaLink to the article is here.