22 Blog Posts From the ILLEGAL SEARCH Tag


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

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

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 […]

The Ins and Outs of Warrantless Vehicle Searches (Part 2)

The Ins and Outs of Warrantless Vehicle Searches (Part 2)

By Ted Levitt, NMA Texas Member Editor’s Note: This post originally appeared as an NMA Weekly E-Newsletter in 2014. Ted recently reviewed the information and informed the NMA that the post is still accurate and vital information for all drivers. Check out Part 1 HERE. If you would like to receive the NMA Weekly E-Newsletter, […]

The Ins and Outs of Warrantless Vehicle Searches (Part 1)

The Ins and Outs of Warrantless Vehicle Searches (Part 1)

By Ted Levitt, NMA Member Editor’s Note: This post originally appeared as an NMA Weekly E-Newsletter in 2014. Ted recently reviewed the information and informed the NMA that the post is still accurate and vital information for all drivers. If you would like to receive the NMA Weekly E-Newsletter, join the NMA today! If you’ve […]

Six Simple Words to Use during a Traffic Stop

Six Simple Words to Use during a Traffic Stop

Do you know what the six most simple and important words to use during a traffic stop? “Am I free to go now?” The NMA said this In the NMA E-Newsletter #176 from May 2012, and we still say it in 2020. When an officer(s) pull you over for a traffic violation, they should have […]

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