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Who Can Give Police Permission to Search Your Home?

By March 25, 2006

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On March 22, the Supreme Court ruled that police searches of private homes conducted over the visible protest of one or more of the residents violate the Fourth Amendment's guarantee of freedom from unreasonable search and seizure.

In an in-depth profile of the case, Georgia v. Randolph, Civil Liberties Guide Tom Hess explains why this ruling is important to you.

Also See:
Police Can Ban Suspects From Home
Supreme Court Backs Police in Privacy Case
Scalia on the Constitution


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