What Happened To The Fourth Amendment?

Filed under:Bill of Rights — posted by Q Ball on 5/26/2011 @ 12:07 am

From Reason.com:

Last week the U.S. Supreme Court said the “exigent circumstances” that exist when someone might be flushing drugs down a toilet allow police to enter a home without a warrant, even if their own actions create those circumstances.

As stated in the lone dissenting opinion by Justice Ginsberg: ” The Court today arms the police with a way routinely to dishonor the Fourth Amendment’s warrant requirement in drug cases. In lieu of presenting their evidence to a neutral magistrate, police officers may now knock, listen, then break the door down, nevermind that they had ample time to obtain a warrant. I dissent from the Court’s reduction of the Fourth Amendment’s force.”
What are the people to do when the Supreme Court won’t uphold the Constitution?

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