Court returns limits on police searches
Posted by Greg on April 22, 2009
In a ruling that’s something of a surprise, a 5-4 majority of the Supreme Court placed new limits on police searches, saying that police do not have carte blanche to search a person’s car without a warrant when arrested.
Details of the case are here, but what’s most surprising is the coalition that came together. Stevens wrote for a majority that included Stevens, Ginsburg, Souter, Scalia and Thomas.