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05/24/2006 Archived Entry: "Discussion on the Supreme's new expansion of "emergency""

MUCH GOOD DISCUSSION HERE on a quiet little (unanimous) decision by the Supremes. When the media reported that the Sups had upheld the legal authority of police to make a warrantless entry during an emergency, I suspect even a lot of civil libertarians didn't bat an eye. Heck, we want police to save us from hostage-takers, fires, etc. right?

But as Rich Lucibella points out, this decision considerably expands the definition of "emergency."

Posted by Claire @ 12:35 PM CST

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