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SCOTUS: Police Don’t Have to Inform About Right to Refuse to Cooperate with Searches

HeadlineJun 18, 2002

The Supreme Court ruled Monday that police officers seeking to search and question passengers on public buses do not have to tell them they have the right to refuse to cooperate. The court agreed with the Bush administration that police officers did not violate the constitutional ban on unreasonable searches and seizures when they arrested two men after asking to search them and finding drugs during a random check for weapons and drugs aboard a Greyhound bus.

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