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Thats a facial understanding of the case, at best........
By:  novanglus (Registered; 12675)
Posted on: 04-27-2011 19:35.
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...a single anonymous call with no way to verify any of the tip except to engage in illegal search and seizure is not the meaning behind Gates.

If you read the case you'd know that there was an exceptional amount of corroborating evidence which allowed the court to bypass a strict Aguilar-Spinelli test and look at it from a Aquilar-Spinelli PLUS totality of the circumstances.

I find it particularly humorous that you're taking a stance far more to the right of anyone on the Court right now.

-----To translate it into UNIX system administration terms (Randy’s fundamental metaphor for just about everything), the post-modern politically correct atheists were like people who had found themselves in charge of a big and unfathomably complex computer system (viz. society) with no documentation or instructions of any kind, and so whose only way to keep the thing running was to invent and enforce certain rules with a kind of neo-Puritanical rigor, because they were at a loss to deal with any kind of deviations from what they saw as the norm. Whereas people who were wired into a church were like UNIX system administrators who, while they might not understand everything, at least had some documentation, some FAQs and How-tos and README files, providing some guidance on what to do when things got out of whack. -Neil Stephenson, Cyrptonomicon