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Meanwhile, in other Supreme Court news: The Fourth Amendment is still strong!

In a peculiar voting alignment (peculiar, but not as unusual in Fourth Amendment cases) in Florida v. Jardines, Justice Scalia has written a strong opinion upholding the right to be secure from warrantless searches in the home, joined by Thomas, Ginsburg, Kagan, and Sotomayor.  Alito dissents, joined by Roberts, Breyer, and Kennedy.

The question is […]

Massachusetts Chain Saw Massacre

So if you look up from sleep and see a chain saw cutting through your door, what are you rights?  Can you start shooting this unseen, unknown, unannounced assailant?

At 6:04 last Thursday morning, just before Sanchez’ alarm was set to go off, she heard a pounding outside her second floor apartment.

“I […]


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