Jun 272009
 
 June 27, 2009  Posted by  Court, Laws, Surveillance, U.S.

The Kansas Supreme Court on Friday narrowed the scope of police searches at traffic stops in the state, saying its ruling was prompted by a similar decision from the nation’s highest court.

The unanimous decision declared unconstitutional a law allowing officers to search a vehicle for evidence of a possible crime, rather than for evidence to support the arrest resulting from the traffic stop.

Read more on Kansas.com for background on the case and how the difference between “a” and “the” in a statute’s wording makes a big difference.

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