In 6-2 Decision the Supreme Court Says “What Fourth Admendment?”

by Souped_up_on_Jihad on January 25, 2005 · 4 comments

in News,Politics

Okay, I’m on a personal liberties kick today, I’ll admit that. But this article angered me when I read it, so I thought I would pass it along to you. The Surpeme Court passed down a ruling today that makes it legal for the police to use a dog to search your car for drugs, even without probable cause. Since the dog doesn’t enter your car and only sniffs around the perimiter, six justices ruled this to be a legal search.

My question is, if the dogs pick up the scent outside of your car, how does this allow them to search inside your car? This specific ruling in and of itself isn’t scary, but when you think about how fast technology is moving, it can be very scary.

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  • fealty2dahriyah

    almost makes me want to coat my car in dog hormones and drive around playing bob marley and burning incense.

  • Cananopie

    Wow, you’re right. That is pretty scary.

  • accukrak

    Civil liberties? Who cares – what good will that do if Aliens infest our planet and use our chests as hosts for their chest-busting parisitic larvae?!?!?!?

    An article ( casually reported: “Station crew leaves outpost for spacewalk, astronauts install mini-robotic arm, find goo on vents…”

    Did I just miss something – “goo” in the vents, in outerspace??? How come the article didn’t bother to explain exactly where this friggin space goo came from, is that something common?

    Or is it because the “goo” is really a secretion from the Aliens who not only managed to infest the astronauts and turn them into walking Alien incubators and but may have already compromised ground control!

    Hmmm, what a way to render this constitutional dilemma moot…

  • Shadow Stalker

    The vents weren’t on the spacecraft, if you know what I mean.

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