Listen & Download

Drawing Blood from a Drunk Driving Suspect: Missouri v. McNeely - PodcastOn April 17, 2013, the Supreme Court decided Missouri v. McNeely. In an opinion written by Justice Sotomayor, the Court held that the natural dissipation of alcohol in the bloodstream over time does not constitute an exigency under the Fourth Amendment to sufficiently justify a non-consensual, warrantless blood test in a drunk driving case. Other members of the Court split in interesting ways. On this previously recorded conference call, our expert provides an analysis of the case and his thoughts on the decision's potential implications.


  • Mr. John G. Malcolm, Senior Legal Fellow, Edwin Meese III Center for Legal and Judicial Studies, The Heritage Foundation
  • Moderator: Mr. Dean Reuter, Vice President and Practice Groups Director, The Federalist Society

[Return to the Practice Groups Podcasts menu]