State v. Kaltner

On December 2, 2011 the ACLU-NJ filed an amicus brief asking the Supreme Court to suppress the evidence found by police officers who were called to investigate a loud house party. The brief argued that people who violate noise ordinances or host large parties do not give up their expectation to privacy. The ACLU-NJ also argued that although the police have a right to enforce noise ordinance violations, the Constitution prohibits them from conducting searches without warrants or without the consent of the owner whenever the police respond to a noise complaint. On May 1, 2012 the New Jersey Supere Court issued a decision stating that the police did not have the right to conduct a search of the house without a warrant.

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