25 Blog Posts From the ILLEGAL SEARCH Tag


Want to check out my Car’s Infotainment System? Get a Warrant!

By Shelia Dunn, NMA Communications Director Editor’s Note:  This post first appeared in January 2022 as NMA Weekly E-Newsletter #681. If you would like to subscribe to the one-topic newsletter delivered to your inbox every Sunday morning, Click Here. Many of us find using a cell phone convenient for communicating and learning. Now, connecting a […]

Speed Trap Karma Part 1: NMA E-Newsletter #697

Reason.com recently published a list of eleven U.S. towns where their police forces were either disbanded or their autonomy as a governmental entity was dissolved because of an addiction to, and dependence on, ticket revenue. We thought it would be informative to present excerpts from Reason’s article for those cities along with select driver-sourced comments […]

Want to check out my Car’s Infotainment System? Get a Warrant!: NMA E-Newsletter #681

Many of us find using a cell phone convenient for communicating and learning. Now, connecting a smartphone to a vehicle extends the utility of that little pocket computer. Vehicles have become smartphones on wheels. A car’s infotainment system records and stores call logs, contact lists, GPS information, emails, photos, text messages, social media feeds, videos, […]

Fourth Amendment Wins in the Baltimore Plane Surveillance Case: NMA E-Newsletter #654

“Allowing the police to wield this power unchecked is anathema to the values enshrined in our Fourth Amendment,” wrote Fourth Circuit US Court of Appeals Chief Judge Roger Gregory in late June. The case, Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle v. Baltimore Police Department, involved the use of aerial surveillance that continuously tracked and monitored the […]

How to Handle Yourself at a Checkpoint or Roadblock

By Shelia Dunn, NMA Communications Director Editor’s Note: This article first appeared in the NMA’s Driving Freedoms Magazine in the Fall of 2020. If you would like to receive the NMA’s quarterly magazine, join the NMA today! Check out the first in this series: Have Checkpoints Gone Too Far?  Similar to a traffic stop, a […]

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