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Fight for your right to party … or trespass?

Posted on Monday, May 21st, 2018 at 11:54 am    

The house was supposed to be vacant, the owner says. The partygoers in a poor neighborhood in the District of Columbia say the police who broke up the evening of lap dances and drug use had no reason to suspect anyone was trespassing — it was a party, after all, and there’s nothing obvious about a party that would suggest trespassing.

And now, the U.S. Supreme Court will decide, with Fourth Amendment ramifications at stake.

From SCOTUSBlog:

If it is allowed to stand, the government and the officers conclude, the D.C. Circuit’s decision will “have a broad chilling effect on law enforcement officers when making on-the-scene credibility judgments, adversely affecting their everyday ability to do their jobs and protect the public.”

Read more at SCOTUSBlog