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The Fourth Amendment and License Plate Scanners

I was watching my favorite daily car news show, Fast Lane Daily, today and ran across  mention of police using license plate scanners on traffic. They do this to be alerted to potential crimes and violations such as cars wanted in connection with an amber alert. There Derek D., the host, states that the practice violates the Fourth Amendment to the US Constitution. I think this claim needs to be fleshed out a little bit so that people don’t have an incorrect understanding as to why this Fourth Amendment claim is being made.

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