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Next time you teach your spouse to drive, just pull up and down the driveway

Mike Cernovich shares the back story on the 9th Circuit's latest ruling re: the community caretaker doctrine. Why did the court find it unconstitutional for a police officer to seize a vehicle in Miranda v. City of Corneliu? Cernovich begins:

"A husband wanted to teach his wife how to drive.  Husband had a license, wife did not have a license.  Fifteen-year-old high school students obtain blue slips and regularly learn how to drive from a licensed driver, usually a parent.  But because the Mirandas did not speak English well, they did not know about such driver's ed. programs.

"The wife drove through their neighborhood at about 10 m.p.h.  A police officer saw the car moving slowly and pulled them over just as they were pulling into their driveway.  Rather than giving the Mirandas a warning, the police officer ticketed both of them.  He also had their car impounded ..."

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