Richards v. Wisconsin - Significance, The Police Knock On Richards's Door, The Supreme Court Strikes A Balance
State of Wisconsin
That police violated his Fourth Amendment rights by using deception and force to enter his hotel room on a drug-related case.
Chief Lawyers for Petitioner
Henry Schultz, David Karpe, John Wesley Hall, Jr.
Chief Lawyers for Respondent
James E. Doyle, Stephen W. Kleinmaier
Justices for the Court
Stephen Breyer, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Anthony M. Kennedy, Sandra Day O'Connor, William H. Rehnquist, Antonin Scalia, David H. Souter, John Paul Stevens (writing for the Court), Clarence Thomas
Date of Decision
28 April 1997
That the evidence in this case established the reasonableness of the officers' decision not to knock and announce their presence, and thus there was no Fourth Amendment violation.
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