Posted: Mar 19, 2011 3:56 PM by AP
DETROIT (AP) - The Michigan Supreme Court has sided with Dr. Dre, ruling that Detroit officials had no right to privacy when they were videotaped backstage at a concert involving the hip-hop mogul and fellow rapper Eminem.
The court released a ruling Saturday that dismisses a lawsuit filed by City Councilman Gary Brown and other officials after the 2000 show.
Brown was a high-ranking police official at the time, and warned concert organizers that power at the arena would be turned off if they showed a sexually explicit video. The confrontation was taped and later included in a DVD of the "Up In Smoke" tour.
Dr. Dre's lawyer, Herschel Fink, says there's no right to privacy when police are doing their job.
The Supreme Court's 6-1 decision overturns an appeals court ruling.
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