Supreme Court: Law Allowing Police Search Of Hotel Records Is Unconstitutional

Mealey's (June 25, 2015, 3:20 PM EDT) -- WASHINGTON, D.C. — A Los Angeles law that requires hotel operators to allow warrantless police searches of hotel records containing patrons’ personal information was deemed facially invalid under the Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution by a U.S. Supreme Court majority on June 22 (City of Los Angeles, California v. Naranjibhai Patel, et al., No. 13-1175, U.S. Sup.; 2015 U.S. LEXIS 4065).

(Opinion available. Document #97-150625-036Z.)

Upholding an en banc Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruling, the majority found the law to be unconstitutional “because...
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