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- Aug 27, 2005
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- Houston, TX
- Political Leaning
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Monday ruled that evidence found by police officers after illegal stops may be used in court if the officers conducted their searches after learning that the defendants had outstanding arrest warrants.
Justice Clarence Thomas, writing for the majority in the 5-to-3 decision, said such searches do not violate the Fourth Amendment when the warrant is valid and unconnected to the conduct that prompted the stop.
While I am a strong supporter of the 4th Amendment, I agree with this decision. If there already is an existing arrest warrant, then IMHO, the subject is open to further scrutiny.
Article is here.