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One’s home as one’s castle, Part II

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The Bill of Rights. (From the public domain.)

This follows up on yesterday’s blog entry about warrantless searches. While writing yesterday’s blog entry, I saw that, in his dissenting opinion in Hudson , Justice Breyer last year compiled a list of "decisions from 1914 to present requiring suppression of evidence seized (or remanding for lower court to make suppression determination) in a private home following an illegal arrest or search." Hudson v. Michigan, ___ U.S. ___, 126 S. Ct. 2159, 2185 (2006). Here is the list:

"1. Weeks v. United States, 232 U. S. 383 (1914) (warrantless search); 2. Amos v. United States, 255 U. S. 313 (1921) (warrantless arrest and search); 3. Agnello v. United States, 269 U. S. 20 (1925) (warrantless search); 4. Byars v. United States, 273 U. S. 28 (1927) (invalid warrant); 5. United States v. Berkeness, 275 U. S. 149 (1927) (invalid warrant; insufficient affidavit); 6. Taylor v. United States, 286 U. S. 1 (1932) (warrantless search); 7. Grau v. United States, 287 U. S. 124 (1932) (invalid warrant; insufficient affidavit); 8. Nathanson v. United States, 290 U. S. 41 (1933) (invalid warrant; insufficient affidavit); 9. McDonald v. United States, 335 U. S. 451 (1948) (warrantless arrest and search); 10. Kremen v. United States, 353 U. S. 346 (1957) (per curiam) (warrantless search); 11. Elkins v. United States, 364 U. S. 206 (1960) (search beyond scope of warrant); 12. Silverman v. United States, 365 U. S. 505 (1961) (warrantless use of electronic device); 13. Chapman v. United States, 365 U. S. 610 (1961) (warrantless search); 14. Mapp v. Ohio, 367 U. S. 643 (1961) (warrantless search); 15. Wong Sun v. United States, 371 U. S. 471 (1963) (warrantless search and arrest); 16. Fahy v. Connecticut, 375 U. S. 85 (1963) (warrantless search); 17. Aguilar v. Texas, 378 U. S. 108 (1964) (invalid warrant; insufficient affidavit); 18. Stanford v. Texas, 379 U. S. 476 (1965) (invalid warrant; particularity defect); 19. James v. Louisiana, 382 U. S. 36 (1965) (per curiam) (warrantless search); 20. Riggan v. Virginia, 384 U. S. 152 (1966) (per curiam) (invalid warrant; insufficient affidavit); 21. Bumper v. North Carolina, 391 U. S. 543 (1968) (lack of valid consent to search); 22. Recznik v. City of Lorain, 393 U. S. 166 (1968) (per curiam) (warrantless search); 23. Chimel v. California, 395 U. S. 752 (1969) (invalid search incident to arrest); 24. Von Cleef v. New Jersey, 395 U. S. 814 (1969) (per curiam) (invalid search incident to arrest); 25. Shipley v. California, 395 U. S. 818 (1969) (per curiam) (invalid search incident to arrest)

"26. Vale v. Louisiana, 399 U. S. 30 (1970) (invalid search incident to arrest); 27. Connally v. Georgia, 429 U. S. 245 (1977) (per curiam) (invalid warrant; magistrate judge not neutral); 28. Michigan v. Tyler, 436 U. S. 499 (1978) (warrantless search); 29. Mincey v. Arizona, 437 U. S. 385 (1978) (warrantless search); 30. Franks v. Delaware, 438 U. S. 154 (1978) (invalid warrant; obtained through perjury); 31. Payton v. New York, 445 U. S. 573 (1980) (warrantless arrest); 32. Steagald v. United States, 451 U. S. 204 (1981) (warrantless search); 33. Michigan v. Clifford, 464 U. S. 287 (1984) (warrantless search); 34. Welsh v. Wisconsin, 466 U. S. 740 (1984) (warrantless entry into home without exigent circumstances); 35. Thompson v. Louisiana, 469 U. S. 17 (1984) (per curiam) (warrantless search); 36. Arizona v. Hicks, 480 U. S. 321 (1987) (unreasonable search); 37. Minnesota v. Olson, 495 U. S. 91 (1990) (warrantless entry into home); 38. Flippo v. West Virginia, 528 U. S. 11 (1999) (per curiam) (warrantless search); 39. Kyllo v. United States, 533 U. S. 27 (2001) (warrantless use of heat-imaging technology); 40. Kirk v. Louisiana, 536 U. S. 635 (2002) (per curiam) (warrantless arrest and search); 41. Kaupp v. Texas, 538 U. S. 626 (2003) (per curiam)(warrantless search)." Jon Katz.