The hell with that pesky Fourth Amendment

Some of you may have heard of the case where a number of Duke University lacrosse players were accused of rape–falsely as it turns out.  Well, the court cases surrounding that one are still working their way through the system, and the US 4th Circuit has just dropped what appears to me to be an unremarked bombshell.

The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said police can use a significantly lower standard than “probable cause” to justify a court order compelling a search and DNA swabs. The high court will not review that decision.

It’s just the Fourth Amendment. We weren’t using it anyway.

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