ACLU Argues Against ‘Broad’ Search Warrant

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(Host) The American Civil Liberties Union will go before the Vermont Supreme Court next week to argue against what it considers an overly broad police search warrant.

The national ACLU objects to a warrant request by Burlington police, who were investigating an identity theft case.

Police asked to search any computers and other electronic devices in the home, even though some of it might not have been owned by the suspect.

The ACLU says that’s a violation of the U-S Constitution’s protection against unreasonable searches and seizures.

A trial court judge ruled that the request was too broad and police appealed to the Supreme Court. The high court will consider arguments next week.

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