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 December 1, 2017  Posted by  Court, Surveillance, U.S.

The National Motorists Association (NMA) last week warned the US Supreme Court about the potential for court precedent to undermine the rights of passengers using ride-sharing services. The motorist rights group filed a friend of the court brief on an appeal scheduled to be heard on January 9. The Third Circuit US Court of Appeals had previously ruled that someone driving a rental car with permission can be subjected to a warrantless search simply because his name is not on the rental agreement.

“Because the Third Circuit’s rule guarantees that a significant number of drivers of rental cars will be without Fourth Amendment protection, that rule creates ‘sitting ducks’ for potentially abusive law enforcement activity,” NMA attorney Aaron M. Panner wrote. “


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