Mitchell v. Wisconsin Oral Argument

The Supreme Court heard oral argument in Mitchell v. Wisconsin, a case concerning Wisconsin’s implied consent law allowing police to obtain a… read more

The Supreme Court heard oral argument in Mitchell v. Wisconsin, a case concerning Wisconsin’s implied consent law allowing police to obtain a blood draw from an unconscious driver without consent or a warrant. In May 2013, the petitioner, Gerald Mitchell, was arrested for allegedly driving drunk. At the direction of the police officer, Mr. Mitchell’s blood was drawn while he was unconscious. His legal team argues that this draw violated his Fourth Amendment rights because there was no warrant and no exigent circumstances. The Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled against Mr. Mitchell, saying the blood draw was lawful. More than 25 other states have similar laws to Wisconsin.

On June 27, 2019, the court ruled 5-4 that police officers can obtain a blood draw without a warrant from an unconscious driver who is suspected of driving under the influence. close

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Mitchell v. Wisconsin Oral Argument

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Program ID:
458110-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Judicial Proceeding
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
May 02, 2019 | 6:26pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
Last Aired:
Jul 02, 2019 | 3:32am EDT | C-SPAN 1

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  • May 02, 2019 | 6:26pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • May 02, 2019 | 10:43pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • May 03, 2019 | 2:24am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • May 03, 2019 | 11:00am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • May 03, 2019 | 1:07pm EDT | C-SPAN RADIO
  • May 04, 2019 | 3:57am EDT | C-SPAN RADIO
  • Jun 28, 2019 | 11:09am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jul 02, 2019 | 3:32am EDT | C-SPAN 1
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