Hell Just Froze Over

Color this a rare occasion but, I’m onboard with Ginsburg, Kagan, and Sotomayor.

WASHINGTON — Police officers may enter and search a home without a warrant as long as one occupant consents, even if another resident has previously objected, the Supreme Court ruled Tuesday in a Los Angeles case.

The 6-3 ruling, triggered by a Los Angeles Police Department arrest in 2009, gives authorities more leeway to search homes without obtaining a warrant, even when there is no emergency.

The majority, led by Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr., said police need not take the time to get a magistrate’s approval before entering a home in such cases. But dissenters, led by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, warned that the decision would erode protections against warrantless home searches. The court had previously held that such protections were at the “very core” of the 4th Amendment and its ban on unreasonable searches and seizures.

REST

At least Texas and Indiana provide remedy.

H/t Knuckledraggin My Life Away

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  1 comment for “Hell Just Froze Over

  1. rdww
    February 28, 2014 at 10:40 am

    Oh, you libertarians!!! 😉

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