Police can use illegally obtained evidence in court, SCOTUS rules, sabotaging 4th Amendment

  • metta

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    Jun 21, 2016 2:21 PM GMT
    Police can use illegally obtained evidence in court, SCOTUS rules, sabotaging 4th Amendment

    Sonia Sotomayor warned in a scathing dissent the Supreme Court's pro-police ruling violates constitutional rights

    http://www.salon.com/2016/06/20/police_can_use_illegally_obtained_evidence_in_court_scotus_rules_sabotaging_4th_amendment/
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    Jun 21, 2016 2:27 PM GMT
    Metta's post and the article linked to are complete distortions of Justice Thomas's majority opinion, which rightly held in line with existing authority that any individual with an outstanding warrant is subject to both apprehension and search, and arrest for any new crimes he may be in the process of committing when arrested. It's no surprise that the 3 most permissive leftists on the Court dissented, but they - and left-wing Salon - got it wrong, and J. Thomas and his colleagues got it right. A close read of Sotomayor's chronological shape-shifting in her dissent illustrates just how intellectually dishonest she is.