Feb 152016
 February 15, 2016  Posted by  Court, Surveillance, U.S.

Bruce Vielmetti reports:

In a 4-3 decision, the Wisconsin Supreme Court has again broadened an exception to allow police to seize and use evidence obtained from private places without the owner’s consent to a search warrant.

The dissent called the majority’s interpretation so broad as to “swallow the Fourth Amendment,” which protects against unreasonable searches and seizures.

The decision Wednesday was also notable in that Justice Rebecca Bradley joined the majority that reversed the Court of Appeals, even though she had not heard arguments in the case, which occurred before her appointment Oct. 9 by Gov. Scott Walker.

Read more on JSonline.

Thanks to Joe Cadillic for this link.

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