Huge Supreme Court change in directions today

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    What's hilarious is that the article calls this a sign of the high court's shift to the right. In point of fact, Kennedy is now the only swing vote where before both he and O'Conner were wildcards. SCOTUS is as close to balance now as it has been in the last 40 years.
     
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    Well it is a shift to the right. The Center is to the right of where it was before. The problem is that the left for some reason believes they are the mainstream of America and that such a shift to the center is a shift to the far rght.
     
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    The whole issue of the 'courtesy knock' was retarded:

    (knock) "Police - we have a warrant!"

    (SMASH!) the door gets pounded in.

    (shrug) shouldn't make a difference to anyone.
     
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    If they can seize your property on a whim (ala Kelo), why not search it on a whim too?
     
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    Interesting rule. What if it was one of those automatic sliding doors?
     
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    This is a bad sign for people who care about civil liberties. We now have a Supreme Court that appears to be prepared to give police Constitutional Carte Blanch (to borrow a term from Sandra Day O'Connor) to do whatever they want.

    Be afraid, America, be very afraid. Big Brother government is looking like a possibility with this court.

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    Can you explain why 'knocking first' is somehow 'better' for civil liberties? wtf? It's a DOOR knock. Geesh..
     
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    Devil's Advocate moment, not necessarily for civil liberties, but problems:

    http://corner.nationalreview.com/post/?q=YjJhZTgxYmQyMDhiZjA3YTI4MjA2MWMxMWI3MzBkZWM=
     
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