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SCOTUS When to Fear

shutterstock_376063027There have been some headline making US Supreme Court docket opinions lately. Some choices chances are you’ll agree with, and a few chances are you’ll disagree with, however the true query is when and why ought to the general public be involved with these choices. 

Firstly, the US Supreme Court docket doesn’t make legal guidelines. They will solely interpret the legal guidelines created by Congress or clear up ambiguities. So, if the Court docket is getting the intent of the statute incorrect, it’s the public that should stress their Congressman to appropriate the Court docket’s misinterpretation and to create or revise present legal guidelines. The job of a justice is to not rule, however to supply readability the place Congress has not. 

On this nation we’ve a Structure. This doc is important and has been amended only some instances since its creation. The Fourth Modification prohibits “unreasonable searches and seizures.”  This Modification is what prevents the police from coming into our properties (with out a warrant), from utilizing extreme drive, and permits us, the general public, to have an expectation of privateness. That is one Modification that you don’t want eroded by the Court docket’s choices. When exceptions are made for what constitutes a violation of your rights-you needs to be frightened. Only a few justices and congressman, may fathom a lifetime of residing paycheck to paycheck, or not residing in gated or upscale neighborhood, or being handled like a legal, although they’ve dedicated no crimes. To place it merely, the decision-makers on this nation seemingly have by no means been ready to really feel like their Fourth Modification rights have or can be violated. 

The Court docket has lately dominated sure CBP brokers can train broad authority to make warrantless arrests and search autos as much as 100 miles away from the border (sure, that features the Canadian border -Northern MN), and there’s no reason for motion for damages for these searches. The Court docket’s choice erodes the ability of the Fourth Modification. With out significant redress in opposition to constitutional violations by federal legislation enforcement, the general public will proceed to undergo critical constitutional violations. 


Did the Court docket get it proper? Is Congress higher outfitted to create causes of motion? Preserve knowledgeable concerning the Court docket’s choices and the way it could influence you and your rights. And speak to the attorneys at LifeBackLaw and see us at and allow us to aid you get your life again.




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