- The Washington Times - Friday, May 20, 2011

ANALYSIS/OPINION:

The political right has vigorously complained for years about activist judges. The recent ruling by the Supreme Court that allows police to conduct searches without a warrant should reveal those justices who claim to be strict constructionists of the Constitution as the frauds they are.

Where in the Fourth Amendment does it say that warrants aren’t required if law enforcement believes evidence is at risk of being destroyed? It doesn’t and never has. This type of ruling invites abuse and excuses bad behavior by the government in complying with the hurdles adopted by the Founders to assure citizens the right against unlawful search and seizures.

The shameful conduct by the Supreme Court just gets worse with each ruling. Where are all those “let’s be true to the Constitution” voices now?

ALAN J. QUARTARARO

Virginia Beach

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