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Huber v. New Jersey Dept. of Environmental Protection

Petition for certiorari denied on March 21, 2011
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
10-388 Superior Court of New Jersey, Appellate Division N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2010

Issue: (1) Whether the evidence obtained by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection during an unannounced, warrantless inspection of wetlands in the backyard behind petitioners' home, over their repeated objections, should be suppressed because it was obtained in violation of the Fourth Amendment; (2) whether the Fourth Amendment entitles petitioners to greater protection from warrantless searches and seizures on their residential property than a closely regulated business, even when their property contains regulated wetlands; (3) whether the warrantless inspection and seizure of soil samples at petitioners' property was valid under the “special public needs” exception to the warrant requirement; and (4) whether residents lose the right to be free from warrantless inspections of their property due to the presence of regulated wetlands.

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