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SCOTUS: That part about illegal searches? Nevermind.

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Killick, Jan 27, 2009.

  1. Killick

    Killick Well-Known Member

    http://www.boston.com/news/nation/washington/articles/2009/01/26/us_supreme_court_says_passenger_can_be_frisked/

    Unanimously overturned. Unanimously. So, let me get this straight. Exactly what checklist will be used to determine the "reasonable suspicion" that the passenger is armed, if nothing indicates the passenger has either committed a crime or is about to? I'm guessing "being black" will be one.
    ::)

    Yeeeesh.
     
  2. cranberry

    cranberry Well-Known Member

    The standard or probable cause has now been watered down to "reason to believe" in traffic stops. In this case, the reason to believe was a crips bandana and a criminal record.
     
  3. Jesus Christ, Ginsburg.
     
  4. DisembodiedOwlHead

    DisembodiedOwlHead Active Member

    I believe Jesus Christ's last name was Greenberg, not Ginsburg.
     
  5. Hence the comma.
     
  6. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    Don't you mean "Jeebus"?
     
  7. Bubbler

    Bubbler Active Member

    That sounds like the worst sequel idea for Jesus Christ Superstar ever.

    As for the decision, it's worse than the sequel idea.
     
  8. alleyallen

    alleyallen Guest

    ::)
     
  9. Guy_Incognito

    Guy_Incognito Well-Known Member

    Really not alot of information there, I'm not willing to evaluate the decision off of a 2 paragraph blurb. Looks like there was a fair amoun of unanimity, that's a bit of an accomplishment.
     
  10. qtlaw

    qtlaw Well-Known Member

    I am a staunch believer in the Fourth Amendment. However, I think that with the rising number of deaths due to traffic stops, the Court believed that they are becoming inherently dangerous and the officers have a right to address the situation.
     
  11. Killick

    Killick Well-Known Member

    More info:
    http://www.azstarnet.com/allheadlines/277586.php
     
  12. Big Circus

    Big Circus Well-Known Member

    So this guy gets to decide if it's a valid search?

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