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Hotel Record Inspection Statute Declared Facially Unconstitutional

by Blue LLP

Posted on 23 Jun 2015


Hotel Record Inspection Statute Declared Facially Unconstitutional

The Supreme Court ruled yesterday in City of Los Angeles v. Patel, No. 13-1175, that a Los Angeles City Ordinance that compels "[e]very operator of a hotel to keep a record" containing specific information concerning guests and to make that record "available to any officer of the Los Angeles Police Department for insepection" on demand is facially unconstitutional.

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Whoops! My bad . . . Now Go to Jail!

by Blue LLP

Posted on 20 Dec 2014


 Whoops!  My bad . . . Now Go to Jail!

In Heien v. North Carolina, the US Supreme Court held that an officer's reasonable mistake of the law can justify a seizure.

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