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Supreme Court rules police may arrest partygoers at a vacant house

Supreme Court rules police may arrest partygoers at a vacant house

The Supreme Court put partygoers on notice Monday that they may be lawfully arrested if they show up at a loud and wild party where they do not know the host.

In a 9-0 decision, the justices tossed out a $1 million verdict in favor of 16 partygoers who were arrested inside a vacant house in the District of Columbia.

Police had been called to what was described as a raucous party in a house that had stood unsold. “The officers found a group of people who claimed to be having a bachelor party with no bachelor, in a near-empty house, with strippers in the living room and sexual activity in the bedroom and who fled at the sign of police,” said Justice Clarence Thomas.

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