Supreme Court Will Review State v. Heine

The Supreme Court announced this morning that it has granted certification in State v. Heine, 424 N.J. Super. 48 (App. Div. 2012).  The Appellate Division’s decision is discussed here.  The question presented, as phrased by the Supreme Court Clerk’s Office, is “Is the city ordinance at issue, which authorizes a city official to enter and inspect the condition of property located within the city without a warrant, unconstitutional as applied to defendant in these circumstances?”  The Appellate Division found that the ordinance violated the Fourth Amendment’s guarantee against unreasonable searches and seizures.