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Privacy Rights Upheld in Recent Supreme Court Ruling

By June 2, 2018 No Comments

In a victory for Fourth Amendment rights, this week the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that “police generally cannot enter private property to search a motor vehicle without first obtaining a warrant,” reports USA Today. The case under consideration involved two seemingly conflicting precedents: that a warrant is required for law enforcement officers to “search outside a private home,” and that motor vehicles are “exempt from most Fourth Amendment privacy protections if a crime is suspected” because of how easily they can be moved. Eight of the nine Supreme Court justices decided the case “in favor of privacy.”