4th Amendment case
The Supremes just decided Virginia v. Moore. Defendant was caught driving on a suspended license. State law provided that he be given a summons, rather than arrested, for that. Officers instead arrested him, and a search incident to arrest uncovered drugs.
The Court, per Scalia, holds that a violation of such a statute does not a 4th Amendment violation make. Police had probable cause and the arrest was not "unreasonable." Justice Ginsburg concurs, suggesting it is a little closer historical case than the majority opinion suggests.
This simply shows that the "left" and the "right" both share an equal fixation on the interest of the "State" over that of the law, individuals or the Bill of Rights.
Posted by: gp[martin at April 23, 2008 05:13 PM
Posted by: straightarrrow at April 23, 2008 09:26 PM
"The military round is also handicapped by the US being signatory to the Hague Convention, thereby excluding hollow points for use."
We did not sign the Hague Convention of 1899 that prohibits expanding bullets but we give it lip service anyway. We do, however, violate it's intent by deliberately designing our projectiles to violently fragment.
Posted by: Anonymous at April 24, 2008 11:20 AM