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Defense Attorneys Criticize Supreme Court Ruling On Warrantless Searches

Publication Date: 
February 27, 2014
Daily Journal
Hamed Aleaziz

Professor Robert Weisberg spoke with The Daily Journal's Hamed Aleaziz about how the SCOTUS ruling on warrantless searches is significant and why it will help police get around certain barriers. 

The U.S. Supreme Court's latest ruling on warrantless searches drew sharp rebuke from California criminal defense attorneys and privacy advocates.

The decision "further erodes the privacy we expect in homes," said Scott Sugarman, president of California Attorneys for Criminal Justice, the association made up of criminal defense lawyers, and a partner at Sugarman & Cannon.


Robert Weisberg, co-director of Stanford's Criminal Justice Center, said Tuesday's ruling was significant.

"It will not always be the case that both co-occupants are home. ... It certainly allows the police to get around the barrier that had been set up in the Randolph case."