Supreme Court hears Fourth Amendment vehicle cases

The US Supreme Court [official website] heard two Fourth Amendment [text] cases Tuesday involving the search of motor vehicles. In the first case, Byrd v. United States [argument transcript, PDF], the court heard arguments as to whether a driver has a reasonable expectation of privacy in a rental car when that individual is not listed as an authorized driver in the rental agreement. Terrence Byrd was pulled over by a state trooper for driving in the left lane. The trooper…

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