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Legal news from Monday, June 22, 2015
by Devin Montgomery

The US Supreme Court on Monday ruled 5-4 in City of Los Angeles v. Patel that police must obtain a search warrant before demanding to inspect a hotel's guest list. At issue was a Los Angeles law [Los Angeles Municipal Code § 41.49, PDF] requiring hotels to keep specific records on guests and make …

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by Devin Montgomery

The US Supreme Court ruled 5-4 in Kingsley v. Hendrickson that force used against pre-trial detainees must be "objectively reasonable," the same standard used outside of prisons. The plaintiff in the case brought an excessive force claim against the government under the Fourteenth Amendment's due process clause and 42 USC §1983. …

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by Devin Montgomery

The US Supreme Court ruled 8-1 Monday in Horne v. Department of Agriculture that a program requiring California raisin growers to hand over a percentage of their harvest to the government violated the takings clause of the Fifth Amendment. Under regulations citing the Agricultural Marketing Agreement Act of 1937, the …

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