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Kansas Court Decision: State v. Bennett

Tuesday, February 17th, 2009


January 30th. The Kansas Supreme Court has issued its opinion in State v. Bennett (No. 98, 038). In a unanimous opinion, authored by Justice Davis, the Court held that requiring probationers consent to warrantless, suspicionless searches as a condition of their probation violates their rights under the 4th Amendment to the United States Constitution and Article 15 of the Kansas Bill of Rights. Note: Former Chief Justice McFarland was a member of the Court at the time this case was argued, but did not take part in the decision. Her place was taken by Judge Christel Marquardt of the Court of Appeals. (more…)