The United States Supreme Court has never decided whether any aspects of the common law ban on warrantless misdemeanor arrests are required by the Constitution.' In fact, very few courts have said anything significant about the relationship between the Fourth Amendment and the common law rule. This Article will examine the constitutional questions raised by the continuing expansion of the power to make warrantless arrests for misdemeanors.
William A. Schroeder,
Warrantless Misdemeanor Arrests and the Fourth Amendment,
58 Mo. L. Rev.
Available at: https://scholarship.law.missouri.edu/mlr/vol58/iss4/1