Rochin v. California
United States Supreme Court
342 U.S. 165 (1952)
During a search of Rochin’s (defendant) house, law enforcement forced their way into his bedroom and saw two capsules on his nightstand. When the officers asked Rochin about the capsules, he grabbed them and swallowed them. Rochin was arrested and taken to the hospital where the officers had Rochin’s stomach pumped against his will. As a result of the stomach pumping, Rochin vomited the two capsules, which were determined to contain morphine. The trial court convicted Rochin of possession of morphine. He appealed.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Frankfurter, J.)
Concurrence (Douglas, J.)
Concurrence (Black, J.)
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