I don't know why anybody thought that just because the Pukes were thrown out, the Pukes would stop fucking the People. Freedom of association gives way to guilt by association.
US Supreme Court rules officer's pat-down of vehicle passenger allowedWTF, even the so-called 'liberal' Justice Ginsberg ruled to overturn the Appellate Court. With rulings like these from even "liberals,' I do not see how Obama can significantly alter the ideology of the Court, even if he lucked into a Scalia stroke, or a Kennedy cardiac arrest, to go along with Stevens' and Souter's long-anticipated retirements.
By Associated Press
10:32 AM EST, January 26, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled Monday that police officers have leeway to frisk a passenger in a car stopped for a traffic violation even if nothing indicates the passenger has committed a crime or is about to do so.
The court on Monday unanimously overruled an Arizona appeals court that threw out evidence found during such an encounter.
The case involved a 2002 pat-down search of an Eloy, Ariz., man by an Oro Valley police officer, who found a gun and marijuana.
The justices accepted Arizona's argument that traffic stops are inherently dangerous for police and that pat-downs are permissible when an officer has a reasonable suspicion that the passenger may be armed and dangerous.
The pat-down is allowed if the police "harbor reasonable suspicion that a person subjected to the frisk is armed, and therefore dangerous to the safety of the police and public," Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said.