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Minority Opinion: State of Missouri, Appellant, vs. Tyler G. McNeely, Respondent.

The Supreme Court of Missouri’s decision in favor of the judgment of the Circuit Court of Cape Girardeau County (Missouri) against the subsequent appeal of the State of Missouri in the case of Tyler G. McNeely affirmed that Fourth Amendment rights were violated when the blood from the defendant was taken by Missouri state patrolmen. The argument that exigency necessitated the blood taking was inconsistent with the rule of law.