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Univ. of San Diego School of Law

Thursday, April 14, 2005

Texas Considers Banning Consent Searches

Grits for Breakfast reports on the progress of Texas legislation that would prohibit law enforcement from requesting consent to search cars during traffic stops.  Unlikely bedfellows supporting the legislation include the NRA and ACLU; and GFB reports that "Several other states, including Rhode Island, New Jersey, Minnesota, Hawaii and the California Highway Patrol already disallow such searches." [Jack Chin]

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