Thursday, July 15, 2010

Decision in 'State v. Pinkard' 2010 WI 81

Community Caretaker – Warrantless Entry, by the Wisconsin State Public Defender, at On Point

Police seized drugs lawfully under the community caretaker exception, supreme court says, by Joe Forward, State Bar of Wisconsin

Wisconsin Supreme Court decision today in this case (2008AP1204-CR) affirming the Court of Appeals. See Argument.

Opinion by Justice Roggensack, joined by Justices Crooks, Ziegler, and Gableman.
Dissent by Justice Bradley, joined by Chief Justice Abrahamson and Justice Prosser.