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United States v. Shrum

After man’s wife dies, Kingman, Kan. authorities “secure” his home for hours as a crime scene despite having no reason to suspect a crime has been committed, even forcing the man to urinate outside. May authorities then lawfully search the home after the man allows an officer to go in to retrieve his medication? Tenth Circuit: No (and, come on, let the guy use the bathroom).


Tags: 2018, Fourth Amendment, Searches and Seizures, Tenth Circuit

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