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High Court Curbs Power of Police to Search Cars

High Court Curbs Power of Police to Search Cars

The Supreme Court ruled that police couldn’t search the car of a person arrested unless the officer’s safety was threatened or there was reason to think the car contained evidence of a crime, reviving a constitutional protection against unreasonable searches.

Source – Wall Street Journal

Related – FourthAmendment.com: SCOTUS: Search incident for driving on a suspended license violates Fourth Amendment: Arizona v. Gant; Belton limited

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