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Posts Tagged ‘fourth amendment’

Does the Fourth Amendment Permit House-to-House Searches?

In light of the recent events in Boston, Orin Kerr posed the following question on The Volokh Conspiracy: “Assume the police enter a home without consent searching for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev; does the entry violate the Fourth Amendment?” Kerr suggests that it would depend on the outcome of a fact-specific analysis of the entry’s “reasonableness.” This […]

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Apr 21st, 2013 Terrorism

Man Sporting Fourth Amendment Across His Chest in Protest of Airport Security Wins Lawsuit

Wired reports that a man named Aaron Tobey stripped to his shorts in a security screening area at a Virginia airport revealing an abbreviated version of the Fourth Amendment that he had scribbled on his chest. Tobey was detained for disorderly conduct prompting him to sue Janet Napolitano, the Secretary of Homeland Security, for improper […]

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Feb 20th, 2013 Current Affairs

Domestic use of aerial drones by law enforcement likely to prompt privacy debate

The Washington Post reports, in an article on January 23, 2011 entitled "Domestic Use of Aerial Drones by Law Enforcement Likely to Prompt Privacy Debate," that the drone technology that has revolutionized warfare in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan is entering the national airspace.  The Post reports that "[u]nmanned aircraft are patrolling the border with Mexico, searching for […]

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