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To: andyk
Your wonderfull Supreme Court has held these gun-point searches are legal.

Do you know the reasoning for not applying 4th amendment protections to these searches?

The USCG considers your boat, even a docked live-aboard in a marina, to be a "conveyance" and not a home. As a "conveyance" it is (in their eyes) a potential smuggler etc. They are quite free and easy about coming aboard any damn time they please, without a warrant or permission.

288 posted on 09/22/2005 8:23:09 PM PDT by Travis McGee (--- www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com ---)
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To: Travis McGee

It's not so much the matter of what sort of "conveyance" it is. It is a border control issue. The area between the shore and 12 miles out is "the border". Anything in there is "on the border". It really is just that simple.

Are you (or anybody else) arguing that we should soften the borders and deny these powers to the Coast Guard?


297 posted on 09/22/2005 8:33:39 PM PDT by Ramius (Blades for war fighters: http://freeper.the-hobbit-hole.net)
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To: Travis McGee
The USCG considers your boat, even a docked live-aboard in a marina, to be a "conveyance" and not a home.

Thanks for the info! Seems like there's something more involved as well, since one's car is a conveyance, but can't be searched at will by the police.
385 posted on 09/23/2005 9:03:57 AM PDT by andyk (Go Matt Kenseth!)
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