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Criminal Procedure Keyed to Chemerinsky
City of Los Angeles v. Patel
Citation:576 U.S. 409 (2015)
Patel (Respondent) brought a facial challenge to a Los Angeles statute requiring hotel operators to make their registries available to the police on demand, arguing that it violated the Fourth Amendment. Under the provision, a hotel operator had to turn over hotel guest records to any Los Angeles police officer for inspection when they requested it, or else the hotel operator would be charged with a misdemeanor offense.
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