On May 5, 2014, the PA Supreme Court took a huge step towards completely eliminating 238 years of the constitutionally protected right to privacy, ruling in a 4–2 decision that police may now search your vehicle without a warrant. Chief Justice Ronald D. Castille and Justices J. Michael Eakin, Seamus P. McCaffery, and Thomas G. Saylor ruled in the majority, while Justices Debra McCloskey Todd and Max Baer dissented.
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Earlier this year on January 18 at approximately 2:30 a.m., a 40-year-old South Abington Township, PA woman was abducted during what she thought was a routine traffic stop. An unmarked red Kia sedan, rapidly flashing its headlights, approached the woman on the 200 block of Northern Boulevard in Clarks Summit, PA. She then proceeded to pull over in the Fine Wine & Good Spirits parking lot located nearby. The male driving the Kia quickly approached the door of the woman’s car and informed her that she was under arrest. He then ripped her from her vehicle and tossed her into the back seat of the Kia (later discovered to have been stolen from the Dunmore area earlier that evening). As the woman was driven north on Northern Boulevard, she came to the awful realization that her abductor was indeed not a police officer.