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Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) Corrupt Justices – Stolen Sovereignty: How to Stop (Barack Obama’s) Unelected Judges from Transforming America – Daniel E. Horowitz (@WNDbooks)

Stolen Sovereignty  How to Stop (Barack Obama's) Unelected Judges from Transforming America  Daniel E. Horowitz
Stolen Sovereignty: How to Stop (Barack Obama’s) Unelected Judges from Transforming America –
Daniel E. Horowitz (@WNDbooks)

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Elena Kagan

Anthony Kennedy

Stephen Breyer

Chief JusticeJohn Roberts

Associate Justice William Brennan Jr.

Judge Richard Posner, Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals

Chief judge Dianne Wood

Frank Easterbrook

July 24, 2015 Central California district judge Dolly Gee

September 3, 2015 Judge Jacqueline Nguyen
Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
illegal alien Edin Carey Avendano

December 2015 Florida federal district judge Ursula Ungaro
Mexican national Jose Crespo-Cagnant

Arizona federal district judge David Bury

Justice Samuel Chase

Judiciary Code of Conduct

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Today’s decision shows that decades of attempts to restrain this Court’s abuse of its authority have failed (Supreme Court of the United States: Obergefell v. Hodges, 576 U.S. ____ (2015) (Justice Samuel Alito dissenting) (slip opinion, at 8)

Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) Samuel J. Alito
A lesson that some will take from today’s decision is that reaching about the proper method of interpreting the Constitution or the virtues of judicial self-restraint and humility cannot compete with the temptation to achieve what is viewed as a noble end by any practicable means

I do not doubt that my colleagues in the majority sincerely see in the Constitution a vision of liberty that happens to coincide with their own

But this sincerity is cause for concern, not comfort

What it evidences is the deep and perhaps irremediable corruption of our legal culture’s conception of constitutional interpretation

Obergefell v. Hodges, 576 U.S. (2015) (Justice Samuel Alito dissenting) (slip opinion, at 8)
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https://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/576/14-556/dissent7.html
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https://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/576/14-556/
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https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/14pdf/14-556_3204.pdf
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Stolen Sovereignty  How to Stop (Barrack Obama's) Unelected Judges from Transforming America  Daniel E. Horowitz
Stolen Sovereignty

How to Stop (Barrack Obama’s) Unelected Judges from Transforming America

Daniel E. Horowitz

Our law is now so riddled with special exceptions for special rights that our decisions deliver neither predictability nor the promise of a judiciary bound by the rule of law – dissent of Justice Clarence Thomas (Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt, Docket Number: 15-274, Date Argued: 03/02/16, Supreme Court ruled 5-3, June 27, 2016)

Our law is now so riddled with special exceptions for special rights that our decisions deliver neither predictability nor the promise of a judiciary bound by the rule of law - dissent of Justice Clarence Thomas (Whole Woman's Health v. Hellerstedt, Docket Number: 15-274, Date Argued: 03/02/16, Supreme Court ruled 5-3, June 27, 2016)
As the Court applies whatever standard it likes to any given case, nothing but empty words separates our constitutional decisions from judicial fiat
As the Court applies whatever standard it likes to any given case, nothing but empty words separates our constitutional decisions from judicial fiat
the majority reappoints this Court as  “the country’s ex officio medical board with powers to disapprove medical and operative practices and standards throughout the United States”
the majority reappoints this Court as

“the country’s ex officio medical board with powers to disapprove medical and operative practices and standards throughout the United States”
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The Court should abandon the pretense that anything other than policy preferences underlies its balancing of constitutional rights and interests in any given case
Unless the Court abides by one set of rules to adjudicate constitutional rights, it will continue reducing constitutional law to policy-driven value judgments until the last shreds of its legitimacy disappear
Unless the Court abides by one set of rules to adjudicate constitutional rights, it will continue reducing constitutional law to policy-driven value judgments until the last shreds of its legitimacy disappear
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The majority’s embrace of a jurisprudence of rights-specific exceptions and balancing tests is

“a regrettable concession of defeat—an acknowledgement that we have passed the point where ‘law,’ properly speaking, has any further application”

Scalia, The Rule of Law as a Law of Rules, 56 U. Chi. L. Rev. 1175, 1182 (1989)

I respectfully dissent
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https://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/579/15-274/dissent5.html

Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt

https://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/579/15-274/

https://www.supremecourt.gov/oral_arguments/audio/2015/15-274

Finding Totalitarian Fascists: Supreme Court of the United States (@SCOTUS #SCOTUS) Chief Justice John Roberts, Samuel A. Alito, Stephen G. Breyer, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Elena Kagan, Anthony Kennedy, Antonin Scalia, Sonia Sotomayor, and Clarence Thomas

Battlefield America
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Finding Totalitarian Fascists:
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FIFTH AMENDMENT

No person

shall … be

compelled

in any

criminal case

to be a witness against himself,

nor be deprived of

life,
liberty,
or
property,

without due process of law …
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KEEP YOUR MOUTH SHUT
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in 2013, the justices determined that criminal suspects who are supposed to be treated as innocent until proven guilty, staying silent while the police question, may be considered evidence of guilt, despite the Fifth Amendment’s protection against self-incrimination and the well-established “right to remain silent”

When not yet placed in custody
or received Miranda warnings,
and one voluntarily responds to some questions by police,
the use of one’s silence in response to another question as evidence of guilt at trial does not violate Fifth Amendment because of failure to expressly invoke privilege not to incriminate oneself in response to officer’s question

Citizens only have a right to remain silent if they assert it

The Supreme Court ruled in Salinas v. Texas (2013) that persons who are not under arrest must specifically invoke their Fifth Amendment privilege against self-incrimination in order to avoid having their refusal to answer police questions used against them in a subsequent criminal trial

What this ruling says, essentially, is that citizens had better know what their rights are and understand when those rights are being violated, because the government is no longer going to be held responsible for informing you of these rights before violating them
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You Don’t Have the Right to Remain Silent
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Slate @Slate

Brandon L. Garrett

June 19, 2013
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You Don’t Have the Right to Remain Silent – Slate
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Jun 19, 2013
Jurisprudence
12 2015 2:16 PM

Salinas v. Texas
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http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/jurisprudence/2013/06/salinas_v_texas_right_to_remain_silent_supreme_court_right_to_remain_silent.html
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[PDF]12-246 Salinas v. Texas – Supreme Court of the United States
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17 jun 2013
SALINAS v. TEXAS. CERTIORARI TO THE COURT OF CRIMINAL APPEALS OF TEXAS. No. 12–246
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http://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/12pdf/12-246_7l48.pdf
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Salinas v. Texas : SCOTUSblog
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(Lyle Denniston); Details: Salinas v. Texas
Order extending time to file response to petition to and including December 10, 2012
Dec 10 2012, Brief of respondent Texas in opposition filed
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http://www.scotusblog.com/case-files/cases/salinas-v-texas/
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Salinas v. Texas | LII Supreme Court Bulletin | LII / Legal Information
Cornell University
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Police in Houston, Texas
questioned Genovevo Salinas in 1992 during a murder investigation
Salinas
answered
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https://www.law.cornell.edu/supct/cert/12-246
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SALINAS v. TEXAS | US Law | LII / Legal Information Institute
Cornell University
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SALINAS v. TEXAS ( ) 369 S. W. 3d 176, affirmed. Syllabus [HTML] [PDF]; Opinion, Alito [HTML] [PDF]
Readers are requested to notify the Reporter of Decisions, Supreme Court of the United States,
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https://www.law.cornell.edu/supremecourt/text/12-246
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Remaining Silent after Salinas | The University of Chicago Law
University of Chicago › lawreview
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by BL Garrett

In Salinas v Texas, the Supreme Court eroded what little remained of the Fifth Amendment jurisprudence protecting
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https://lawreview.uchicago.edu/page/remaining-silent-after-salinas
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FOURTH AMENDMENT

“The

RIGHT

of the

people

to be

secure

in their

persons,
houses,
papers,
and
effects,

against

unreasonable searches

SHALL NOT be violated,

and

no warrants

shall issue,

but upon

probable cause,

supported by

oath
or
affirmation,

and

particularly describing

the

place to be searched,

and the

persons
or
things

to be seized”
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IF YOU LEGALLY OWN A FIREARM, THE POLICE CAN ‘NO-KNOCK’ RAID
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U.S. Supreme Court Rejects Appeal in Second Amendment Case, Refuses to Prohibit Police from Using Lawful Gun Ownership as a Trigger for ‘No-Knock’ Police Raids

The Rutherford Institute
@Rutherford_Inst

March 12, 2014
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US Supreme Court Rejects Appeal in Second Amendment Case
https://www.rutherford.org
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12 mar. 2014
On The Front Lines
The Rutherford Institute had asked the Court to weigh in on the case and protect Americans against encroachments on their Second
nisha @rutherford.org
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https://www.rutherford.org/publications_resources/on_the_front_lines/us_supreme_court_rejects_appeal_in_second_amendment_case
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Texas Gunowner Appeals No-Knock Raid On His Home

The Rutherford Institute
@Rutherford_Inst

June 24, 2013
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Texas Gunowner Appeals No-Knock Raid On His Home
https://www.rutherford.org
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Jun 24, 2013
TRI in the News
Texas Gunowner Appeals No-Knock Raid On His Home
Quinn is defended by the The Rutherford Institute, a Virginia-based group offering free legal services
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https://www.rutherford.org/publications_resources/tri_in_the_news/texas_gunowner_appeals_no_knock_raid_on_his_home
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a Texas man had his house subjected to a no-knock raid and was shot in his bed after police, attempting to deliver a routine search warrant, learned that he was in legal possession of a firearm
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Citing 2nd and 4th Amendments, Rutherford Institute Asks Texas Appeals Court to Ensure that Lawful Gun Ownership Is Not a Trigger for ‘No-Knock’ Police Raids

The Rutherford Institute
@Rutherford_Inst

June 18, 2013
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The Rutherford Institute :: Citing 2nd & 4th Amendments, Rutherford
https://www.rutherford.org › citing_2nd_
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Jun 18, 2013
On The Front Lines
Citing 2nd & 4th Amendments,
Rutherford
Institute Asks Texas Appeals Court to Ensure that Lawful Gun Ownership Is Not a Trigger for
nisha@rutherford.org
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https://www.rutherford.org/publications_resources/on_the_front_lines/citing_2nd_4th_amendments_rutherford_institute_asks_texas_appeals_court_to
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TX:Gun owner targeted with ‘no-knock’ raid – Free Republic
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Jun 22, 2013
https://www.rutherford.org/publications_resources/on_the_front_lines/ citing_2nd_4th_amendments_rutherford_institute_asks_texas_appeals_court_to
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Texas Man Who Killed Police Officer During No-Knock Raid Will
theconservativetreehouse.com › texas-man
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Feb 8, 2014
the ACLU is no fan of raids like that. https://www.aclu.org/militarization
their lawful possession of a firearm. ” https://www.rutherford.org/ publications_resources/on_the_front_lines/
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Critics knock no-knock police raids
USA Today
Ron Barnett
Paul Alongi
February 13, 2011

Critics knock no-knock police raids – USATODAY.com
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13 feb. 2011
The increase in the surprise tactic has raised questions about privacy and undue harm to officers
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http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/news/nation/2011-02-14-noknock14_ST_N.htm
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YOU ARE GUILTY UNTIL PROVEN INNOCENT AND YOUR DNA MAY BE TAKEN WITHOUT YOUR CONSENT
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in 2013, the justices determined that criminal suspects, who are supposed to be treated as innocent until proven guilty, may have their DNA forcibly extracted from them by police
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[PDF]12-207 Maryland v. King – Supreme Court of the United States
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Jun 3, 2013
MARYLAND v. KING. CERTIORARI TO THE COURT OF APPEALS OF MARYLAND. No. 12–207
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http://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/12pdf/12-207_d18e.pdf
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Maryland v. King : SCOTUSblog
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Maryland v.
IT IS ORDERED that the judgment and mandate of the Court of Appeals of Maryland, case
No.
Oct 12 2012, Brief of respondent Alonzo Jay King, Jr. in opposition filed
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http://www.scotusblog.com/case-files/cases/maryland-v-king/
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MARYLAND v. KING | US Law | LII / Legal Information Institute
Cornell University
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Jun 3, 2013
MARYLAND v. KING

SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES

The Court of Appeals of Maryland, on review of King’s rape conviction, ruled that the DNA taken
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https://www.law.cornell.edu/supremecourt/text/12-207
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Maryland v. King | LII Supreme Court Bulletin | LII / Legal Information
Cornell University
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Feb 26, 2013
Maryland
police arrested Alonzo Jay King, Jr., in 2009 for first- and second- degree assault
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https://www.law.cornell.edu/supct/cert/12-207
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YOU ARE GUILTY UNTIL PROVEN INNOCENT AND MAY BE STRIP SEARCHED WITHOUT YOUR CONSENT
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Americans no longer have a right to bodily integrity

Court rulings undermining the Fourth Amendment and justifying invasive strip searches have left us powerless against police empowered to forcefully strip search
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Supreme Court OKs Strip Searches Without Suspicion For New Jail Inmates

The Huffington Post
@Huffington Post

Mike Sacks

April 2, 2012
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Supreme Court OKs Strip Searches Without – Huffington Post
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Apr 2, 2012
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Monday decided that jails may perform suspicionless strip
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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/04/02/supreme-court-strip-search-jail-inmates-anthony-kennedy_n_1369532.html
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YOU ARE GUILTY UNTIL PROVEN INNOCENT AND MAY BE STRIP SEARCHED WITHOUT YOUR CONSENT
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laws that allow police officers to strip search non-violent criminals
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High court rules strip search reasonable after traffic stop

CNN

Bill Mears

April 2, 2012
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High court rules strip search reasonable after traffic stop – CNN.com
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2 apr. 2012
A New Jersey man who was strip searched in prison after being accused of failing to pay a traffic fine
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http://www.cnn.com/2012/04/02/justice/scotus-strip-search-ruling/index.html
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YOU ARE GUILTY UNTIL PROVEN INNOCENT AND MAY BE STRIP SEARCHED WITHOUT YOUR CONSENT
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The Fourth Amendment was designed to stand between us and arbitrary governmental authority

For all practical purposes, that shield has been shattered, leaving our liberty and personal integrity subject to the whim of every cop on the beat, trooper on the highway and jail official

The framers would be appalled
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How the Supreme Court Came to Embrace Strip Searches for Trivial Offenses

The Nation

Herman Schwartz

August 16, 2012
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How the Supreme Court Came to Embrace Strip Searches for Trivial
http://www.thenation.com › article › how-supreme
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16 aug 2012
Criminal Justice
How the Supreme Court Came to Embrace Strip Searches for Trivial Offenses
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http://www.thenation.com/article/169419/how-supreme-court-came-embrace-strip-searches-trivial-offenses#
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YOU ARE GUILTY UNTIL PROVEN INNOCENT AND MAY BE STRIP SEARCHED WITHOUT YOUR CONSENT
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U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in

Florence v. Bd. of Chosen Freeholders of County of Burlington,

these strip searches can be carried out for a broad range of violations, no matter how minor

In that case, the justices ruled that any person who is arrested and processed at a jail house, regardless of the severity of his or her offense (I.e., they can be guilty of nothing more than a minor traffic offense), can be subjected to a virtual strip search by police or jail officials, which involves exposing the genitals and the buttocks

This “license to probe” is now being extended to roadside stops, as police officers throughout the country have begun performing roadside strip searches-some involving anal and vaginal probes-without any evidence of wrongdoing and without a warrant

Examples of minor infractions which have resulted in strip searches include individuals arrested for

driving with a noisy muffler,

driving with an inoperable headlight,

failing to use a turn signal,

riding a bicycle without an audible bell,

making an improper left turn,

engaging in a demonstration,

passing a bad check,

dog leash violations,

filing a false police report,

failing to produce a driver’s license after making an illegal left turn,

having outstanding parking tickets,

public intoxication

Florence v. Burlington
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[PDF]10-945 Florence v. Board of Chosen Freeholders – Supreme Court
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2 apr. 2012
The syllabus constitutes no part of the opinion of the Court but has been prepared by the Reporter
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http://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/11pdf/10-945.pdf
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Florence v. Board of Chosen Freeholders of the County of
Burlington
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SCOTUSblog Coverage

Reviewing the Fourth
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http://www.scotusblog.com/case-files/cases/florence-v-board-of-chosen-freeholders-of-the-county-of-burlington
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YOU MAY BE TASERED IF YOU ARE PREGNANT AND MAY DIE IF YOU ARE TASERED
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Was Taser use on pregnant woman excessive force ?

Supreme Court declines case

Christian Science Monitor

Warren Richey

May 29, 2012
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Was Taser use on pregnant woman excessive force? Supreme
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29 may 2012
The Supreme Court refused the case of a pregnant woman
Supreme Court declines case
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http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Justice/2012/0529/Was-Taser-use-on-pregnant-woman-excessive-force-Supreme-Court-declines-case
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POLICE CAN STOP VEHICLES BASED ON AN “ANONYMOUS” TIP, WHICH MEANS THAT POLICE CAN “ANONYMOUSLY” PROVIDE A TIP TO STOP YOUR VEHICLE
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Police officers can stop cars based on “anonymous” tips

Navarette v. California (2014)

the Court declared that police officers can, under the guise of “reasonable suspicion,” stop cars and question drivers based solely on anonymous tips, no matter how dubious, and whether or not they themselves witnessed any troubling behavior
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http://www.scotusblog.com/case-files/cases/navarette-v-california
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[PDF]12-9490 Prado Navarette v. California (04/22/2014)
Apr 22, 2014
PRADO NAVARETTE ET AL. v.
The California Court of Appeal affirmed, concluding that the officer
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http://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/13pdf/12-9490_3fb4.pdf
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Navarette v. California – Legal Information Institute – Cornell University
January 21, 2014
Court below: California First District Court of Appeal
In August 2008, a Mendocino County 911
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https://www.law.cornell.edu/supct/cert/12-9490
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PRADO NAVARETTE v. CALIFORNIA – Legal Information
Cornell University
Syllabus. PRADO NAVARETTE et al. v. CALIFORNIA
certiorari to the court of appeal of california, first appellate district
No. 12–9490
Argued January 21, 2014—Decided April 22, 2014
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https://www.law.cornell.edu/supremecourt/text/12-9490
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Navarette v. California :: 572 U.S. ___ (2014) :: Justia U.S. Supreme
Apr 22, 2014
A California Highway Patrol officer stopped a pickup truck that matched the description of a vehicle
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https://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/572/12-9490/
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YOU MAY BE DETAINED INDEFINATELY
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Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia has argued that the Korematsu decision was “wrong,” in a 2014 speech he predicted that a similar detention camp scenario might be upheld in the future

“[Y]ou are kidding yourself if you think the same thing will not happen again. . . . In times of war, the laws fall silent”

As Scalia explained:

That’s what was going on-the panic about the war and the invasion of the Pacific and whatnot

That’s what happens

It was wrong, but I would not be surprised to see it happen again-in time of war

It’s no justification but it is the reality
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Justice Scalia on Kelo and Korematsu

The Washington Post

Ilya Somin

February 8, 2014
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Justice Scalia on Kelo and Korematsu – Washington Post
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Feb 8, 2014
In a recent speech, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia
Justice Scalia on Kelo and Korematsu
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http://www.wasingtonpost.com/news/volokh-conspiracy/wp/2014/02/08/justice-scalia-on-kelo-and-korematsu/
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Ilya Somin on Twitter: “Justice Scalia makes some interesting
Twitter › ilyasomin
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Justice Scalia makes some interesting predictions about the future of Kelo v. City of New London and Korematsu v.
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How the Supreme Court Protects Bad Cops
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The New York Times
@NYTimes
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Erwin Chemerinsky

August 26, 2014
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How the Supreme Court Protects Bad Cops – The New York Times
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26 aug 2014
The OpinionPages | Op-Ed Contributor
The Supreme Court reversed the decision of the Court
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http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/27/opinion/how-the-supreme-court-protects-bad-cops.html?_r=0
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