Source: Free Thought Project
In another devastating blow to freedom, the Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that police don’t need a warrant to search your property. As long as two occupants disagree about allowing officers to enter, and the resident who refuses access is then arrested, police may enter the residence.
“Instead of adhering to the warrant requirement,” Ginsburg wrote, “today’s decision tells the police they may dodge it, nevermind ample time to secure the approval of a neutral magistrate.” Tuesday’s ruling, she added, “shrinks to petite size our holding in Georgia v. Randolph.”
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It should be noted that this decision does not allow police to enter homes at random. Instead, what it is saying – and reversing from a previous case noted above – is that even if you object to a search, if you are in custody or even being detained, police do not necessarily need a warrant to proceed with a search. This is an extremely slippery slope that will lead to further degradation of the 4th Amendment in the sense that search warrants require a very specific language, describing the person or place to be searched, as well as what police are searching for....