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Hudson v. Michigan

United States Supreme Court
547 U.S. 586 (2006)

Hudson v. Michigan

Facts

The police obtained a warrant to search Hudson’s (defendant) home. The police arrived at Hudson’s home, announced their presence, but only waited three to five seconds before entering the house. Upon searching Hudson’s home, the police found drugs and firearms which Hudson moved to suppress at trial, arguing that the police did not wait long enough before entering his home in violation of his Fourth Amendment rights. The state trial court granted his motion and the court of appeals reversed. The United States Supreme Court granted certiorari.

Rule of Law

Issue

Holding and Reasoning (Scalia, J.)

Concurrence (Kennedy, J.)

Dissent (Breyer, J.)

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