Collins v. Virginia Oral Argument

The Supreme Court heard oral argument in Collins v. Virginia, which concerns warrantless searches and the extent of the Fourth Amendment’s automobile… read more

The Supreme Court heard oral argument in Collins v. Virginia, which concerns warrantless searches and the extent of the Fourth Amendment’s automobile exception. Police are permitted to search a vehicle without a warrant if they have probable cause to believe it was involved in illegal activities. In 2013, police investigated an unidentified motorcyclist who had been evading them in high speed chases. Law enforcement officials believed Ryan Collins was involved and during the investigation were led to Mr. Collins’s girlfriend’s house. An officer lifted the tarp covering a motorcycle parked in the driveway and ran its license plate, which showed up as stolen. Mr. Collins was arrested and charged. Mr. Collins' legal team argued the officer trespassed onto private property and went beyond the limits automobile exception.

On May 29, 2018, the Court ruled 8-1 that the automobile exception does not give a warrantless officer the authority to enter a home’s curtilage to search a vehicle. close

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Collins v. Virginia Oral Argument

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Program ID:
437834-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Judicial Proceeding
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Jan 16, 2018 | 3:53am EST | C-SPAN 1
Last Aired:
Jan 25, 2018 | 12:46pm EST | C-SPAN 3

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  • Jan 16, 2018 | 3:53am EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Jan 18, 2018 | 9:23pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Jan 19, 2018 | 3:15am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Jan 24, 2018 | 4:04pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Jan 25, 2018 | 12:46pm EST | C-SPAN 3
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