Constitution

Government thinks it doesn't need a judge to get a warrant

  • 20 February 2015
  • NormanL
Government doesn't need a warrant

Requiring government officials to obtain a court-approved warrant before conducting a search is a pillar of our constitutional legal protections.  But as government has grown in size and power, that basic right -- guaranteed in the Fourth Amendment -- has been dangerously compromised by the rise of "administrative subpeonas":

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