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How far can the police go in procuring a warrant based on an affidavit “so lacking in indicia of probable cause” that the resulting search not only violates the Fourth Amendment, but exposes the officer to civil action? Beats me. SC111205wide_Wolfson

I wasn’t in court to cover the story, but rather to try out a new combination of sketching media. Here’s what I came away with. SC111205_Coates

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This was not the usual audience of spectators. I don’t think they had anything to do with the cases being argued, and in fact they looked a little bored. SC111205_Arabs

The case is Messerschmidt v. Millender.