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Unwarranted searches, without a warrant

There is a tricky linguistic ambiguity in the difference between "warrantless" and "unwarranted."

The ambiguity is probably useful to tricksters.

"Warrantless" means "without a warrant," or "without written permission" of the judiciary. "Unwarranted" means "without justification" — unnecessary.

A warrant, in United States tradition, is a means by which the judicial branch balances the power of the executive — cops must observe certain limitations unless a judge gives them written permission to do otherwise. That written permission is the warrant itself.

Principals in the U.S. executive branch have recently claimed a need for surveillance and searches of private electronic information without possession of a warrant.

Prodigies of deception, freaky right-wing American neo-conservatives, talking in fine words, a repetition of words, a continuous ribbon of banter, are stealing private liberties in moments of distraction.

First, without a warrant... later, without warrant.

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