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1.23.2012

A Bunch Of Old Guys and Three Women Just Ruled In Favor Of This Guy


Just handed down by the Supreme Court this morning is a ruling that the cops attaching a GPS device to a person's car without a warrant was an illegal search and seizure.  I didn't see that one coming since I thought the Fourth Amendment was almost dead.

He was sentenced to life in prison on a dope case. But not any more.

And for you "activist judges" complainers, the opinion was authored by strict constructionist Antonin Scalia. If the constitution protects one of us, it protects all of us.

26 comments:

Anonymous said...

sounds like the supreme court just protected everyones right. that doesnt make them activist, activist is when they put something in the constitution that isnt there or ignore something that isnt. like roe v wade. campaign finance reform etc.

Katy Anders said...

Score one for the 4th Amendment!

It doesn't mean they can't put a tracker on the car. It just means they have to get a warrant.

Cops following rules seems like a good idea.

Anonymous said...

Damn, I thought the exceptions had swallowed the rule, too. Maybe Scalia has been listening to Ron Paul. Seems like the new breed of (real) conservatism is to return to the old conservatism.

Rage

Anonymous said...

The title should read "A Bunch Of Old Guys and an Old Woman and Two Affirmative Action Picks

Anonymous said...

Well duh. Stupid cops should have known they had to get a warrant to do that.

DF Perry Mason said...

Looks like they ignored the bigger issue that is sure to arise and affect us all...

"Justice Samuel Alito also wrote a concurring opinion in which he said the court should have gone further and dealt with GPS tracking of wireless devices, like mobile phones. He was joined by Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen Breyer and Elena Kagan."

Anonymous said...

We would all do well to liten to Ron Paul. That constitution will serve us all.

Anonymous said...

I have a friend who has one on his daughter's car. She knows that and has parked her car at Walmart and had her friends pick her up. He also has the "Family Locator" on her Sprint phone so parking her car did not make her invisible. She is now grounded. I lost my Sprint phone in Denton last week and activated the "Family Locator" and went right to the reasturant where I was able to retrieve it and my coat.

If I were tracking a crook I would do a Clint Eastwood and do whatever was necessary. Just because I happened to drive by where he was hiding and saw him or his vehicle does not prove I was tracking him.

Anonymous said...

Wing nuts only use the term "activist" for those they disagree with. They are generally inconsistent with their view of the Constitution and will always be inconsistent.

Anonymous said...

I liten to Ron Paul.

Anonymous said...

Wow no racist comments? You impress me Wise County

Anonymous said...

That couldn't have happened in Texas. He looks about half retarded. We would have killed him a long time ago.

Anonymous said...

11:33, doesn't that make them consistent?

Anonymous said...

Score up one for the people! Thank God!!!

Anonymous said...

They got this one right, and I'm no liberal criminal hugger. Re the GPS on your kid's phone ... not the same thing. And you guys who want to know where your wife goes during the day, go ahead. State action is required to make it an illegal search or seizure. The judge in your divorce case may not be too pleased with you but go ahead.

Anonymous said...

Just wondering!! How many of these devices have be used in Wise County and how many inmates will be released and home for dinner????

Anonymous said...

1:01

I'm betting on < 1.

Anonymous said...

1:01 PM

I don't think the issue will be tracking devices, but more along the lines of unwarranted searches and seizures.

Anonymous said...

1:49 ... uh, never.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, don't worry about the dude being "cut loose". They'll just get him legitimately on something else. Good decision by the Court, though. Characters like that can rarely stay out of trouble for any length of time. Hurray for the Constitution!

Triple Fake... said...

Oh, you can bet they'll be keeping an eye on him!

Anonymous said...

That's all well and good- score one for The Constituiton, but one way or another, good, bad or right or wrong- that guy will probably die in prison.

Anonymous said...

The fourth has been dead a long time baby, when she pokes her lovely head out it's pure coincidence.

Anonymous said...

That boy don't look guilty..

Anonymous said...

And the court order has already been approved by judge to place a gos on his ride as soon as he steps out of the gray bar Hilton. He will be back in no time.

The double dark ninja ( . Y . )

bordandstroked said...

Let me guess...his lawyer started out by saying "my homie here was easin' down tha street, minin' his own binus.....