A divided California Supreme Court on Wednesday appeared ready to rule that a person is entitled to a reasonable expectation of privacy even when bagging cocaine in a front of an open window.

Hearing arguments in People v. Camacho, S075720, four of the seven justices voiced concerns that the police violated Cayetano Camacho’s Fourth Amendment rights when officers, responding to an anonymous complaint about a loud party, entered his side yard and crossed a 40-foot stretch of grass before observing him in his bedroom with drugs.

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