Thursday, June 21, 2007
Supremes on Fourth Amendment
Here's a link to the Register's editorial on the recent Supreme Court decision regarding whether the passenger in a car has been "seized" by a traffic stop and can therefore contest the legality of the stop in order to suppress evidence found in a subsequent search. The Supremes said yes, affirming that the Fourth Amendment should be applied uniformly across the country (California had opted for a truly eccentric position). Good for them.