Wednesday, December 22, 2004

Barlow Update

A follow-up to the fight of 4th Amendment champion John Perry Barlow, as introduced here last Monday. To make a long story short, he lost the case, but will appeal. He's intended from the start to go all the way to the Supreme Court, it's just too bad he didn't start with a lower court win. Audio coverage on NPR; full first-person account by Barlow himself.
At one point, Judge Papadakis asked, rhetorically, if Ms. Ramos, upon smelling the marijuana and probably deducing that there was no bomb in the bottle, should have screwed the cap back on and let it go. This is precisely what I'm suggesting she should have done.


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