The Travis McGee Reader reports on a Iowa Supreme Court decision that hopefully, will have legs, to wit,
Justices in a 5-1 decision stopped just short of instituting new rules for Iowa law enforcement agents but strongly signaled their view that traffic stops on the side of public highways are “inherently coercive” and therefore can give rise to improper pressure on motorists to agree to vehicle searches.
They ruled the search illegal and the “evidence” therefore inadmissible.
In short, no more “May I search your car?” in Iowa, following a routine traffic stop!
The judicial pendulum is ever-so-slowly starting back in the other direction, toward Constitutional Liberty.
Hopefully, other State Judiciaries will see this and follow suit.