Rutherford’s concerns for 4th Amendment

June 2, 2011 @

The Rutherford Institute says the U.S. Supreme Court has done away with the Fourth Amendment by sidestepping a case involving parental rights and student protection.

Though the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Sarah Green’s Fourth Amendment rights had been violated, the Supreme Court says the case is moot now that she is nearly 18 and no longer living in Oregon. Nine years ago, a deputy sheriff and a social case worker questioned her — without her parents’ permission or a warrant — concerning allegations of child abuse.

“So the court’s not looking very favorably upon the Fourth Amendment these days, and this Alford vs. Greene case is a good example,” suggests John Whitehead, president of The Rutherford Institute.

He also contends the Supreme Court vacated the Ninth Circuit’s decision. “So I would say this is a signal from the Supreme Court that basically the Fourth Amendment protection against unreasonable search and seizure is now gone.”

The attorney admits he is pessimistic things might change in the near future.

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