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Massachusetts Court Affirms: People On School Campuses Still Have Fourth Amendment Rights

The Massachusetts Supreme Court has reaffirmed the fact that students (and other people on school campuses) don't have location-based Constitutional rights. A pat-frisk of a nonstudent by a police officer on a school's campus resulted in the warrantless search of his backpack and the discovery of marijuana, a scale, and a handgun. All of these items may as well have never existed at all, thanks to the officer having zero reasonable suspicion to perform the frisk, much less the probable cause to search the backpack.
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