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New York v. Burger
United States Supreme Court
482 U.S. 691 (1987)
On November 17, 1982, police entered a junkyard in Brooklyn, New York owned by Joseph Burger (defendant) to inspect the premises. Burger did not have a license or a record book of his inventory, as required by New York law. Burger made no objection to the inspection. Police found stolen vehicles and arrested Burger. Burger was charged on multiple counts of possession of stolen property and operating a vehicle dismantler without a license. The United States Supreme Court granted certiorari.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Blackmun, J.)
Dissent (Brennan, J.)
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