National Review's Michael Walsh has some surprisingly harsh words in today's New York Post for Justice Samuel Alito's controversial ruling this week in Kentucky v. King, which held that the Fourth Amendment does not prevent the police from entering your home without a warrant if they suspect that evidence is being destroyed inside:
What planet is Alito living on? The whole point of the Bill of Rights is to restrict authority. The Founders, who suffered under the British system of "general warrants" and "writs of assistance"—i.e., fishing expeditions—wished to ensure that no American home could be searched without probable cause and a duly issued warrant specifying exactly what police are looking for….
All good citizens support the cops, who have a tough job to do. But our courts, in the name of law and order, are giving them far too much leeway—and endangering our freedom.