If police are outside a house, and they can smell burning marijuana and hear the sounds of evidence being destroyed, are they allowed to enter without a warrant? Not quite sure? That’s alright, it’s a tricky issue. On the one hand, the police have reasonable suspicion that a crime is being committed. But on the […]
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For example, the case of Brandon Mayfield, a law-abiding citizen from Oregon who was linked by shoddy FBI lab work to the 2004 Madrid train bombings and was jailed until Spanish authorities identified the real terrorists.
Should our Fourth Amendment rights depend on how fast the police can drive and run?
The U.S. Justice Department has asked the Supreme Court to resolve a conflict between Circuit Courts of Appeal as to the constitutionality of extended GPS searches.
In this monograph excerpt: Geoff Stone explains how wartime situations have historically heightened the tension between national security and free speech.