United States Supreme Court
387 U.S. 523 (1967)
A San Francisco (defendant) ordinance authorized city building inspectors to enter buildings to perform any duty imposed upon them by the city’s municipal code. City building inspectors sought to inspect the apartment of Mr. Camara (plaintiff). Camara refused to let the inspectors enter his home without a warrant, and he was charged with violating a provision of the municipal code that made it illegal to refuse a lawful inspection. The case eventually came before the United States Supreme Court.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (White, J.)
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