When Bret and I interviewed Secretary Clinton last week, I asked her about the NSA spying on Americans and the fact the government did NOT get a warrant to do so (to spy/seize) despite the plain wording of the 4th Amendment. I confronted her with the ‘ no warrant / violation of 4th Amendment’ by the NSA and she semi dodged my question. She essentially said we need to review our spying practices. I thought that answer a dodge.
This is an easy question for me – get a warrant. That’s what the Constitution says – plain and simple. Note that Judges sign warrants 24/7…so it isn’t as though they can’t be had!
Now see below…a unanimous Supreme Court decision about the 4th Amendment. This decision is about the government (police) searching cellphones without warrants. The Supreme Court is UNANIMOUS in that police must get warrants — that to search without a warrant violates the 4th Amendment.