The suspension of the Fourth Amendment

James P. writes:

Yesterday Rush Limbaugh played a clip of Napolitano pronouncing that the TSA gropes would be “law enforcement patdowns” conducted in a “professional way.”

So now all airline passengers deserve the same treatment as criminal suspects? Without even the normal Constitutional protections that such suspects have? Perhaps one of your lawyer readers can tell us under what conditions the police can search your person without a warrant. But I would hope the police need to have some reasonable suspicion that you are an armed criminal before they do so.

Posted by Lawrence Auster at November 16, 2010 09:40 AM | Send

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