CrimProf Blog

Editor: Kevin Cole
Univ. of San Diego School of Law

Monday, January 10, 2011

This week's criminal law/procedure oral arguments

Issue summaries from ScotusBlog:

Wednesday, Jan. 12

  • Sykes v. US: Whether fleeing the police in a car, after being ordered to stop, constitutes a “violent felony” within the meaning of the Armed Career Criminal Act, which imposes heightened sentences for such violent felonies.
  • Kentucky v. King: Although the police usually need a warrant to enter someone’s home, there is an exception for emergency situations. The question is whether that exception can apply when the emergency is created by the lawful actions of the police.

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