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Written consent for traffic stop searches clears the House

Scott brings the good news that a requirement of written consent for a search at a traffic is one step closer to reality. As Rep. Pena reports, there was an effort to kill it at the third reading, but it had a big enough cushion to survive a few defections. It’s still possible that Gov. Perry could veto it, but for now things look good.

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  1. Does it apply to the ATF?

  2. Mathwiz says:

    Does it apply to the ATF?

    No, but last I’d heard the BATF isn’t in the habit of pulling over motorists.