In a startling 8 to 1 decision, the Supreme Court ruled that cops can kick down your door without a warrant if they smell weed and think you’re destroying the evidence. The Court’s most liberal justice, Ruth Bader Ginsberg, was the only one who disagreed, writing a sharply worded dissent.
Here’s what she said about the ramifications of the Constitution-shredding ruling:
The Court today arms the police with a way routinely to dishonor the Fourth Amendment’s warrant requirement in drug cases. In lieu of presenting their evidence to a neutral magistrate, police officers may now knock, listen, then break the door down, nevermind that they had ample time to obtain a warrant.
Welcome to the new America comrades.