Jan 242012
 January 24, 2012  Posted by  Court, Featured News, Surveillance, U.S.

Burbank police officers investigating a rumor that a truant teenager was planning to “shoot up” Bellarmine-Jefferson High School five years ago were justified in invading the student’s family home without a warrant because of concerns that violence was imminent, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday.

The unanimous, unsigned decision by the high court served as fresh censure of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, with which the justices are frequently at odds. A three-judge panel of the appeals court had ruled, 2-1, against granting immunity to four Burbank Police Department officers who entered the home without a warrant.

Read more in the Los Angeles Times.

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