cold fjord writes: The LA Times reports, "Police officers may enter and search a home without a warrant as long as one occupant consents, even if another resident has previously objected, the Supreme Court ruled Tuesday... The 6-3 ruling... gives authorities more leeway to search homes without obtaining a warrant, even when there is no emergency. The majority... said police need not take the time to get a magistrate's approval before entering a home in such cases. But dissenters... warned that the decision would erode protections against warrantless home searches.... The case began when LAPD officers responded to reports of a street robbery... They pursued a suspect to an apartment building, heard shouting inside a unit and knocked on the door. Roxanne Rojas opened the door, but her boyfriend, Walter Fernandez, told officers they could not enter without a warrant.... Fernandez was arrested in connection with the street robbery and taken away. An hour later, police returned and searched his apartment, this time with Rojas' consent. They found a shotgun and gang-related material."
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