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What a bunch of crap! 2 judges said it was the road to hell. I agree with them.


http://www.theneworleanschannel.com/news/2953483/detail.html

Court Opens Door To Searches Without Warrants



POSTED: 3:55 pm CST March 26, 2004
UPDATED: 9:24 am CST March 29, 2004


NEW ORLEANS -- It's a groundbreaking court decision that legal experts say will affect everyone: Police officers in Louisiana no longer need a search or arrest warrant to conduct a brief search of your home or business.

Leaders in law enforcement say it will keep officers safe, but others argue it's a privilege that could be abused.

The decision was made by the New Orleans-based 5th Circuit Court of Appeals. Two dissenting judges called it the "road to Hell."

The ruling stems from a lawsuit filed in Denham Springs in 2000.

New Orleans Police Department spokesman Capt. Marlon Defillo said the new power will go into effect immediately.

"We have to have a legitimate problem to be there in the first place, and if we don't, we can't conduct the search," Defillo said.

But former U.S. Attorney Julian Murray said the ruling is problematic.

"I think it goes way too far," Murray said, noting that the searches can be performed if an officer fears for his safety.

Defillo said he doesn't envision any problems in New Orleans.

"There are checks and balances to make sure the criminal justce system works in an effective manner," Defillo said.
 

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Direct violation to the Constitution. This should get shot down. But of course, Democrats don't care about the Constitution.
 

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The road to hell is paved with good intentions as the saying goes. It makes sense for them to want this, but at what cost? How many bad cops will use this against people and God forbid the Federal Government follow the Constitution :rolleyes:
 

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Here is something I read and I think he was right with what is happening these days.



Thomas Jefferson was worried that the Courts would overstep their authority and instead of interpreting the law would begin making law....an oligarchy... the rule of few over many.
 

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I can't help but think that this was one of those cases that is going to have to go to the next level for review. There is no way that any decision like this can stand.
 
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