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Can teachers search our dorms without our explicit consent if they have "suspicion"?

A private school in the US is not bound by the 4th Amendment requirement for searches to be "reasonable", just as parents do not need a search warrant to search your room. Instead, ...
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Can teachers search our dorms without our explicit consent if they have "suspicion"?

in some cases underwear and other things were missing. This is a bigger problem than merely entering dorms. Theft is unambiguously a crime. Additionally, theft of underwear, especially from underage ...
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Can teachers search our dorms without our explicit consent if they have "suspicion"?

Privacy Between people, there exists a common law right to privacy, independent of the quasi-constitutional right of people against the government. In this case, the specific tort the school has ...
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Can teachers search our dorms without our explicit consent if they have "suspicion"?

united-kingdom In the UK at least, boarding house parents generally operate in loco parentis of the biological parents. This is usually contractually established as part of the attendance contract. ...
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What happens to large hauls of seized illicit substances, how are they disposed of, and how do we know about adherence?

They are treated like any other evidence A chain of custody is maintained and they are stored in secure evidence lockers, this may be ant a local police station or an centralised facility, until they ...
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Do you owe any duty of care to law enforcement carrying out a search?

There is no general answer, with reference to the fireman's rule. See Minnich v. Med-waste for a review of the various different answers given by courts, and numerous citations. In some states, there ...
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Is it possible the destruction of tents in central London is legal?

Your question would be much improved if it acknowledged more prominently that Veolia is working as a cleaning and garbage collection company. Coming in after the police forced homeless people to leave ...
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Can the police allow someone to look around my property for anything stolen?

The jurisdiction matters; in the US, a search warrant must generally be carried out by law enforcement personnel, and should specify what is being looked for. This would not allow non-law enforcement ...
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Did cops break the law by entering a rental home when invited by one party and denied by another?

Pursuant to Georgia v. Randolph, Possibility 1 diverges significantly from the linked description in an important way, in that according to the report continued to deny permission and stood in the way ...
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Federal tax law levy procedure vs state

A tax levy is never an unconstitutional search and seizure (it could be carried out in an unconstitutional way, but the question doesn't suggest any circumstances or facts that are unconstitutional). ...
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Is it possible the destruction of tents in central London is legal?

Is it possible the destruction of tents in central London is legal? Yes, it is possible the destruction of tents in central London is legal. There may be a legal justification that we are not aware ...
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What stops you from invoking §19.6 if a police officer attempts to seize your mobile phone?

This is a rushed answer to fix a lot of misunderstanding. After relying upon Section 19 Paragraph 6 of PACE myself, and speaking to a solicitor in London, at one of the biggest solicitor firms in the ...
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