Wednesday, January 14, 2009

So Long and Fairwell to the 4th Ammendment

Evidence gathered illegally now admissible in court. Thunk, Thunk, Thunk. Oh don't mind that, it's just the founding fathers rolling over in their graves.

Thanks Supreme Court.


Rob said...

Aww shucks. We really didn't need that right anyway. I missed the original coverage of this case. It doesn't look much different from the way the courts have been interpreting the 4th. Surprisingly, we're one of the few countries that has an exclusionary rule. Most countries take the evidence and, if it's obtained illegally, will discipline the police.

Kilgore Trout said...

So as long as the cops claim it was accidental they can circumvent due process? Seems like one hell of a loophole.

As for other countries, thats their problem, we've got a bill of rights but ink on paper means nothing if we don't defend those rights. I can't believe we're losing our rights because of a guy who can't even recite an oath of office correctly.