Supreme Court justices sparred Thursday over police searches in a case that could signal a change in direction for the Court after the arrival of two new conservative members. The Court has been generally cohesive and congenial under new Chief Justice John Roberts and in the months since Samuel Alito became the new junior justice. But justices appeared fractured this week as they debated for a second time whether police can rush into a home without knocking and seize evidence for use at a trial.
Supreme Court Justices Clash Over Police Searches
The Associated Press
May 19, 2006