LansingAreaCaregiver Posted May 17, 2011 Report Share Posted May 17, 2011 (edited) http://www.supremeco...pdf/09-1272.pdf In essence, police are now allowed to conduct warrantless searches to remedy "emergency" situations they themselves create. David Suter's dissenting opinion is right on. UPDATE: This isn't just hyperbole. Check out the reaction from one police chief just across the border in IN. "When asked three separate times due to the astounding callousness as it relates to trampling the inherent natural rights of Americans, he emphatically indicated that he would use random house to house checks, adding he felt people will welcome random searches if it means capturing a criminal." Here is the full article: http://www.mikechurch.com/Today-s-Lead-Story/in-sheriff-if-we-need-to-conduct-random-house-to-house-searches-we-will.html In other words, we're now subject to search if we are in the geographic vicinity of criminal activity. This court ruling is deadly to individual protection against warrant-less searches and I think it is only a matter of a short time before wild-west wannabes like Sheriff Bouchard and Federspiel start using similar lines of reasoning to justify their assault on medical marijuana... Edited May 17, 2011 by LansingAreaCaregiver Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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