N.D.N.Y.: Rental inspection code use of may not shall to get admin. warrant not 4A violation

The fact the City of Schenectady’s rental building inspection code says that the inspectors may get a warrant instead of shall doesn’t state a Fourth Amendment violation. There’s no evidence that the city has applied it unconstitutionally yet. Hafez v. City of Schenectady, 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 49918 (N.D. N.Y. Mar. 27, 2018).

It was reasonable for the police to believe that defendant’s wife consented to a search over his non-consenting daughter. Even if it was error, it was harmless. State v. Bowens, 2018 Mo. App. LEXIS 312 (Mar. 27, 2018).*

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