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Inventorying does not constitute search, says Md. court

Urging judges to give police the benefit of the doubt, Maryland’s second-highest court has overturned a trial judge’s conclusion that a routine inventory of an impounded car’s contents violated the vehicle owner’s constitutional right against unreasonable searches. In its reported 3-0 decision, the Court of Appeals held a valid post-impound examination of a car’s contents is ...

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