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Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Lake Dallas, TX
Holy Shit, the 9th Circuit actually got some fuckin' common sense in them for once. About damn time..
But this fight isn't over yet. That ruling ONLY applies to the states that the 9th circuit has juristiction (Alaska, Arizona, Washington, Oregon, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada). It doesn't have LEGAL bearing on the other states. An appeal to the Supreme Court could make it national if the court upholds the decision..
That said, I think the writing is on the wall. Cops have abused a power that was given to them and it is now being taken away. I can only hope that this is a small step back from the potential police state that our nation could become.
I just hope the Supremes don't overturn this one. The 9th court is the most overturned court in the nation.