On April 22, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down a landmark ruling in Navarette v. California. In that case, an anonymous telephone tip about a drunk driver led to a stop, search, and discovery of marijuana in the suspect’s vehicle. A 5-to-4 majority of Supreme Court justices said the police acted legally. Four justices dissented; writing for the minority, Justice Scalia asserted that the Navarette ruling opens a door for slowly shrinking our constitutional freedoms.
Justice Scalia may have been right. ...Continue Reading →