Saturday, February 19, 2011

Fourth Amendment Rights Disappearing?

The Law School at West Virginia University hosted a talk Thursday about your Fourth Amendment Rights and how they might be disappearing.

'The Vanishing Fourth Amendment: Irrelevance and Consent' was the topic of discussion that afternoon. One of the speakers, WVU Law Professor Gerald Ashdown, says that reasonable search and seizure rights protected under this amendment are getting slimmer thanks to higher courts allowing Police more freedoms when it comes to searching someone.

Ashdown adds that Fourth Amendment protection started withering away thanks to the wars on drugs and terrorism.

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