Gorsuch Cites ‘Originalism’ to Limit Police Searches

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During his nearly 30 years on the Supreme Court, Justice Antonin Scalia was perhaps best known for his commitment to originalism, the idea that the Constitution should be interpreted as it would have been understood by the Founders. Scalia’s dedication to originalism extended to the Fourth Amendment, which protects against unreasonable searches and seizures by the government. Judge Neil Gorsuch, whose hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee to replace Scalia begins today, also describes himself as an originalist. He . . .

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