Monday, July 25, 2005

What Would Life Be Like Without A Bill of Rights?

To answer Nat Hentoff's anguished question, compare US with Australian case law regarding police powers of custodial arrest for offences punishable with fines only: Atwater v City of Lago Vista, 532 US 318 (2001) and: Hedgepeth v Washington [DC] Metro Area Transit, 284 Fed Supp 2d 145, 149 (DDC 2003). with: DPP v Carr (2002) 127 A Crim R 151.