37 Blog Posts From the FOURTH AMENDMENT Tag


ATE Racket Report for June 17, 2019

ATE Racket Report for June 17, 2019

The ATE Racket Report is a weekly feature of the oos blog. We want to bring the issues of automated traffic enforcement to our supporters in a more coherent up-to-date fashion.   Compiled by oos Base Director James C. Walker and oos Communications Director Shelia Dunn.  Headlines are from June 8-14, 2019 Texas Lawmaker Introduces […]

Motorists in Court—Latest Court Case Updates from Around the Country: oos E-Newsletter #544

Motorists in Court—Latest Court Case Updates from Around the Country: oos E-Newsletter #544

This time of year, many state legislatures have wrapped up their yearly bills, but courts never stop. Here are just some of the cases we have been tracking. The Colorado Supreme Court recently declared that an alert by a drug-sniffing police dog to detect marijuana and other drugs no longer provides probable cause for a […]

Under the Influence of the Justice System – A Father’s Story

Under the Influence of the Justice System – A Father’s Story

By an oos Member   This post originally appeared as oos Weekly E-Newsletter #519 on December 23, 2019  This is a story about my twenty-year-old son. To some readers this may be an article that smacks of stupidity and privilege. It may be that both are true but the real point is how hopelessly out […]

From Canada, With Love

From Canada, With Love

One thing inevitably follows the next — if the first thing is tolerated. When the Supreme Court, America’s unelected legislative body, created an exception (several, actually) to the Fourth Amendment’s clear and definite prohibition of searches without having first established probable cause and without a specific warrant, the Fourth Amendment became a functional nullity — […]

An Eye on Recent Motorist Rights Court Cases, Part 1: oos Weekly E-Newsletter #529

An Eye on Recent Motorist Rights Court Cases, Part 1: oos Weekly E-Newsletter #529

Motorist rights cases have made news and even history recently. There have been so many as of late, we are dedicating two separate newsletters to provide some insight on the legal rulings that are affecting drivers around the country. This week’s newsletter focuses on recent rulings and pending US Supreme Court and federal court cases. […]