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FEB 19, 2013 - Yahoo! News

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U.S. top court limits police detentions far from crime scene

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Supreme Court on Tuesday made it harder for police to detain people far away from a suspected crime scene when the only justification for the detention is to make it safer and easier to conduct a search of the scene. By a 6-3 ruling that did not follow its typical ideological divisions, the court said police in Long Island, New York, violated defendant Chunon Bailey's rights by detaining him so they could search his basement apartment a mile away. ...

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