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SCOTUS Holds “Hot Pursuit” for Misdemeanors Doesn’t Always Justify Warrantless Entry into Home

Constitutional Law Reporter

It held that, under the Fourth Amendment , the pursuit of a fleeing misdemeanor suspect does not always (or categorically) qualify as an exigent circumstance justifying a warrantless entry into a home. The State charged Lange with the misdemeanor of driving under the influence. California, 594 U.S. _ (2021) , the U.S.

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Supreme Court Considers “Hot Pursuit” in Closely Watched Fourth Amendment Case

Constitutional Law Reporter

California , which involves whether police pursuits for misdemeanors justify a warrantless entry, an issue which has divided the lower courts. However, the Supreme Court’s exigent circumstances precedents have not yet addressed pursuits involving suspected misdemeanors, which are by far the most common basis for arrest.

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Police Groups Ask The University of Minnesota To Investigate Student’s Call To Make Life “Hell” For Officers

JonathanTurley

Misdemeanor offenses. Gross misdemeanor offenses. At a minimum, the school should establish that calling for such harassment is a violation of the student code and that such conduct will not be tolerated in any student, including Meyers. Here is the underlying criminal provision: 609.78 EMERGENCY TELEPHONE CALLS AND COMMUNICATIONS.

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Locked and Loaded: Third Circuit Declares Federal Gun Law Unconstitutional Over Ex-Felon Rights

JonathanTurley

However, when Range pleaded guilty in 1995, his conviction was classified as a Pennsylvania misdemeanor punishable by up to five years’ imprisonment. When his wife recently bought him a deer-hunting rifle, he learned that he was barred under federal law. That triggered the federal ban.

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Was Rittenhouse’s Possession of the AR-15 Unlawful?

JonathanTurley

In covering the motions hearing last week in the trial of Kyle Rittenhouse, I noted a surprising comment from Judge Bruce Schroeder that he had “spent hours” with the Wisconsin gun law and could not state with certainty what it means in this case. ” Under Section 948.60(2)(a) ” That makes Rittenhouse guilty, right?

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Police Suggest Possible Charges for Those Who Filmed Rape on Train

JonathanTurley

Generally there is no duty to rescue or to call police under the common law. For example, Washington state allows for the charging of a misdemeanor. The law covers violent crimes, sexual assault, and assault of a child. Some states have moved to penalize those who do not call police.

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Bowling Green State Student Charged with Defacing Pro-Life Center

JonathanTurley

Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Ohio charged Durant with a “federal misdemeanor charge under the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances (FACE) Act.” The most recent is a student at Bowling Green State University named Whitney Durant, who reportedly had a history of extremist conduct at the school before her arrest.