Washington v. Chrisman
United States Supreme Court
455 U.S. 1 (1982)
A campus police officer arrested a student as he was leaving a party carrying a bottle of gin. The officer, suspecting that the student was underage, asked for the student’s ID. The student stated that the ID was in his dorm room, so the officer and the student went to the dorm room so the student could obtain his ID. When they arrived at the dorm room, the officer saw marijuana. At trial, Chrisman (defendant) claimed that the officer’s entry into the dorm room violated his Fourth Amendment rights. The Supreme Court of Washington found that Chrisman’s rights were violated. The United States Supreme Court granted certiorari.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Burger, C.J.)
Dissent (White, J.)
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