Missouri v. McNeely Oral Argument

The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Missouri v. McNeely to weigh the public’s interest in driving and highway safety… read more

The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Missouri v. McNeely to weigh the public’s interest in driving and highway safety against the privacy rights of the individual in deciding if police officers can force suspected drunk drivers to give a blood sample without first obtaining a warrant. 

This case was on appeal from the Missouri Supreme Court, which sided with the motorist McNeely in agreeing that the taking of his blood without a search warrant was unreasonable under the Fourth Amendment’s ban against unreasonable searches and seizures. Missouri prosecutors and the government were asking the Court to set aside the requirement for a search warrant arguing that since alcohol dissipates in the blood, a police officer should not take the time to get a warrant from a judge.

Audio of the arguments was presented with visual still images of participants. Justice Thomas did not speak. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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Missouri v. McNeely Oral Argument

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Program ID:
310306-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Judicial Proceeding
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Jan 15, 2013
Last Aired:
Jan 19, 2013

Airing Details

  • Jan 15, 2013 | 12:03pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Jan 16, 2013 | 12:00am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Jan 16, 2013 | 5:57am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Jan 18, 2013 | 2:16am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Jan 18, 2013 | 3:47pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Jan 19, 2013 | 6:59pm EST | C-SPAN 1
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