Rules For Warrant Execution In Private Homes Need Reform
Litigation attorney Steven Gordon published an article in Law360 describing the need to revise the rules on when search warrants and arrest warrants can be executed in private homes. He argues that the current law does not sufficiently protect citizens against severe invasions of privacy. In this article, Mr. Gordon outlines the current laws regarding search and arrest warrants and argues to modify the definition of what constitutes a daytime warrant. He then makes the argument for limiting the use of nighttime search warrants and arrest warrants in private homes. Mr. Gordon concludes that these reforms will better enforce Americans' historic aversion to nighttime intrusions into the home, and will protect citizens against abusive or dangerous police tactics that utilize such intrusions.