No. 82-5466.

466 U.S. 740 (1984)


Supreme Court of United States.

Decided May 15, 1984

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Gordon Brewster Baldwin argued the cause for petitioner. With him on the briefs was Archie E. Simonson.

Stephen W. Kleinmaier, Assistant Attorney General of Wisconsin, argued the cause for respondent. With him on the brief was Bronson C. La Follette, Attorney General.*

JUSTICE BRENNAN delivered the opinion of the Court.

Payton v. New York, 445 U.S. 573 (1980), held that, absent probable cause and exigent circumstances, warrantless arrests in the home are prohibited by the Fourth Amendment. But the Court in that case explicitly refused "to consider the sort of emergency or dangerous situation, described in our cases as `exigent circumstances...

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