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Supreme Court to hear warrantless police entry case

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website] on Friday granted certiorari in six cases, including one involving the ability of police to enter a home without a search warrant. In Brigham County v. Stewart, the court is expected to clarify the type of emergency situation required to justify a warrantless entry. In that case, police entered a home when they observed a violent situation unfolding between household members through a window. AP has more. The Court also agreed to hear five other cases which deal with expert witness reimbursements [AP report] under the Americans with Disabilities Act, jurisdiction under the Securities Litigation Uniform Standards Act, contract interpretation suits involving the government in federal courts, and the consequences of a judge's refusal to grant a defendant counsel of his choosing. SCOTUSBlog has more.

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