Minnesota Court Limits Questioning of Drivers

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http://www.startribune.com/stories/462/3859847.html Police who stop motorists for traffic violations may not ask to search the car or question the driver and passengers about unrelated things such as illegal weapons or drugs without a reasonable suspicion that another crime is being committed, the Minnesota Supreme Court ruled yesterday. Relying on protections in the state Constitution, the ruling expands protections guaranteed in the U.S. Constitution, which has been interpreted to allow police to ask for searches while acknowledging that motorists can refuse, says . . .

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