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Cernovich on Posner decision: Why can cops break laws to enforce laws?

Blogger Mike Cernovich interprets Judge Richard Posner's  interpretation of U.S. v. Dawson No. 04-2557:

"If government agents are violating a federal criminal law, aren't they guilty?  Doesn't allowing them to admit illegally-obtained evidence confer a windfall upon those criminals?  Doesn't it cheapen the judicial process to require judges to sit on their hands while felonies are committed in their courtrooms?  Posner ducks those questions, and then dresses up his unwillingness to enforce the law as a matter of separation of powers ..."

What do you think? Cernovich's comments are open here.

Posted by Laurel Newby on September 29, 2005 at 02:26 PM | Permalink | TrackBack (0)

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