Using Thermal Scanning Technology Without Permission

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The 4th Amendment was in question, due to the police searching private property, nut by physical use, but by using thermal scanning technology without permission. In the 4th amendment papers, persons, houses and effects protect you for your civil rights. The government cannot proceed with an unreasonable search. (Kyllo v. Unites States) The court issued a 5-4 decision (AFFIRMING) or overturning (circle one) the original court decision (usually referencing the district court decision). (2 points) Explain the court 's decision (majority opinion) (8 points): Justice Scalia delivered the opinion of the Court: The question whether a warrantless search of a home is reasonable and hence constitutional must be answered no in most…show more content…
Even with the argument of thermal imaging showing “no significant” compromises to the owner of the home, regardless you need to look back at the meaning of the Fourth Amendment. This assures preservation of that degree of privacy against government that existed when the Fourth Amendment. Any use of thermal, listening, recording technology that is not open to the general public leaves the homeowner “at the mercy of advanced technology”. In this case since the imaging in this case was an unlawful search, it will remain for the District Court to determine whether, without the evidence it provided, the search warrant was supported by probable cause—and if not, whether there is any other basis for supporting admission of that evidence. Explain why the decision is important in terms of civil liberties (10 points). The decision is important in terms of civil liberties because in giving better protection under the 4th amendment. People have an expectation of privacy means of advancing freedoms in your own home. In this court case it is addressing an issue with advanced technology that is not available to the public with the capability of what is known as “off-the-wall observations and through-the-wall surveillance.” In general, perspective, new technologies are being developed every day pushing the
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