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House search did not violate Fourth Amendment (access required)

Where there was a reasonable basis to believe the defendant was a threat to officers, the Fourth Amendment was not violated when an officer looked through the window into the kitchen to see if the defendant’s position posed a danger. Because exigent circumstances supported searching the house, evidence should not be suppressed. Background Louis Gardner MacDowell is ...