The ACLU-NJ filed an amicus brief in a case where police entered a home without a search warrant and searched a bedroom closet even though the police should have known the defendant's aunt did not have the authority to consent to the search. Our brief urges the Supreme Court of New Jersey to continue its narrow construction of the consent search doctrine by requiring a warrant to search a home absent exigent circumstances.
State v. Cushing
Ron Chen/Rutgers Constitutional Rights Clinic
October 5, 2015
New Jersey Supreme Court