See v. City of Seattle
Significance, Protection From Administrative Searches, Impact, Related Cases
City of Seattle
That the city of Seattle Fire Department must have a search warrant consistent with the safeguards against unreasonable search offered by the Fourth Amendment to perform a fire code inspection of a locked private warehouse.
Chief Lawyer for Appellant
Chief Lawyer for Appellee
A. L. Newbould
Justices for the Court
Hugo Lafayette Black, William J. Brennan, Jr., William O. Douglas, Abe Fortas, Earl Warren, Byron R. White (writing for the Court)
Tom C. Clark, John Marshall Harlan II, Potter Stewart
Date of Decision
5 June 1967
Upheld See's claim and overturned two lower courts' decisions allowing entry by the fire department over the owner's objections without a warrant.
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