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Name: Kirk v. Louisiana
Case #: 19-Jan
Court: US Supreme Court
District USSup
Opinion Date: 06/24/2002
Subsequent History: Cross-cites: 153 L.Ed.2d 599; 122 S.Ct. 2458

Either an arrest or search warrant, or alternately, probable cause plus exigent circumstances is required for entry into a private residence. The court below erred in concluding exigent circumstances were irrelevant where the officers lacked a warrant.