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A gasp for the Fourth Amendment

July 9, 2014
By STEPHEN KERSHNAR , Observer Today

The Fourth Amendment to the Constitution requires government searches to be based on probable cause of a crime and to be authorized by a judge via a warrant. In a recent case, Riley v. California, 573 U.S. (2014), the Supreme Court indicated that the Fourth Amendment is still alive, albeit on life support. Even in a badly divided court, the California's and Obama administration's arguments were so outrageous that all nine justices joined together to smack them down.



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