State v. Calvin Boggess, 115 Wis. 2d 443, 340 N.W.2d 516 (1983)

In this case, the majority opinion held that after receiving an anonymous tip about possible child abuse, the State could conduct a warrantless search based on the emergency exception to the warrant requirement. Abrahamson’s dissent noted that prompt investigation of suspected child abuse is important. However, the State never claimed that an emergency existed. Absent an immediate danger, the 4th Amendment prevents police from entering a person’s home without a warrant. The United States Supreme Court later vindicated her understanding of the 4th Amendment in Brigham City, Utah v. Stuart, 547 U.S. 398 (2006).