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SCOTUS: Warrantless vehicle searches limited within curtilage (access required)

The automobile exception to the Fourth Amendment does not permit a police officer, uninvited and without a warrant, to enter the curtilage of a home in order to search a vehicle parked therein. Background Albemarle Police Officer McCall saw the driver of an orange and black motorcycle with an extended frame commit a traffic infraction. A few ...