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US Supreme Court OK’s Arrest of D.C. Party-House Attendees; Justice Ginsburg Questions the High Court’s Fourth Amendment Precedents

District of Columbia v. Wesby This §1983 action arose out of the allegedly unconstitutional arrest of a number of individuals in a vacant house Washington DC. Police responded to a noise complaint and found the interior of the house in disarray, with a number of individuals partying inside. Officers reported smelling marijuana, observing beer bottles and

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US Supreme Court Reverses 9th Circuit and 11th Circuit in Per Curiam Opinions

Kernan v. Cuero (No. 16-1468) Here, the Defendant was charged with two felonies and a misdemeanor, and he entered a guilty plea to both felonies. After the guilty plea proceeding, but before the Defendant had been sentenced, the prosecutor moved to amend the criminal complaint to reflect that the Defendant had two prior felonies, which

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