Wednesday, March 22, 2006

One For The Constitution

My Way News:
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that police cannot always search a home when one resident says to come in but another objects, and the court's new leader complained that the ruling could hamper investigations of domestic abuse.

Justices, in a 5-3 decision, said that police did not have the authority to enter and search the home of a small town Georgia lawyer even though the man's wife invited them in.

The officers, who did not have a search warrant, found evidence of illegal drugs.

The Supreme Court has never ruled on whether the Constitution's ban on unreasonable searches covers a scenario when one home occupant wants to allow a search and another occupant does not.
And I can remember thinking Souter was too conservative a choice when he was nominated to the court. He looks almost, you know - that "L" thing - compared to the newest entries. At least some of the judges (still a majority?) still think The Constitution means what it says! At least, most of the time.

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