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Supreme Court: Pennsylvania cops no longer need a warrant to search citizens’ vehicles

• lancasteronline.com
 The high court’s opinion, released Tuesday, is being called a drastic change in citizens’ rights and police powers.
 
Previously, citizens could refuse an officer’s request to search a vehicle. In most cases, the officer would then need a warrant — signed by a judge — to conduct the search.

That’s no longer the case, according to the opinion written by Supreme Court Justice Seamus McCaffery.

The ruling, passed on a 4-2 vote, was made in regard to an appeal from a 2010 vehicle stop in Philadelphia.

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Comment by Don Duncan
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This is what you get when govt. "limits" itself. I doubt this would get a majority vote. Even so, a majority could not claim to support warrantless searches and privacy. Either the individual is sovereign or the govt., but you can't have both. 


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