MISSOURI v. MCNEELY CERTIORARI TO THE SUPREME COURT OF MISSOURI No. 11-1425. Argued January 9, 2013 – Decided April 17, 2013
"This Court has never retreated from its recognition that any compelled intrusion into the human body implicates significant, constitutionally-protected privacy interests… in this case, which involved a compelled physical intrusion beneath McNeely's skin and into his veins to obtain a sample of his blood for use as evidence in a criminal investigation. Such an invasion of bodily integrity implicates an individual's "most personal and deep-rooted expectations of privacy."
"Noting that "search warrants are ordinarily required for searches of dwellings," we reasoned that, absent an emergency, no less could be required where intrusions into the human body are concerned,"