Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Further Dilution of the Fourth Amendment
Just twelve days ago, in a post I titled Undermining the Fourth Amendment, I noted American individuals should not necessarily feel secure in their electronic communications as the Supreme Court had ruled that the State does not need judicial approval to listen in on you if the State feels you may be a terrorist or have terrorist leanings.
Today, further dilution of American individuals’ fourth amendment rights is knocking on your car door window.
The Supreme Court ruled Monday that police officers have leeway to frisk a passenger in a car stopped for a traffic violation even if nothing indicates the passenger has committed a crime or is about to do so.
So, beware, Americans, the definition of unreasonable searches is fast approaching simply all searches are reasonable.
Via Bill H at the blog Free In Idaho.