2 Legal or Illegal?If police are outside a house, and they can smell burning marijuana and hear the sounds of evidence being destroyed, are they allowed to enter without a warrant?LEGAL!
3 Legal or Illegal?The police, without a warrant, find incriminating evidence after searching trash bags that have been placed on the curb for garbage collection.LEGAL!
4 Legal or Illegal?A student is declared to be a delinquent after school officials, based on allegations that she was smoking in the restroom, search her possessions and discover drug paraphernalia.LEGAL!
5 Legal or Illegal?After she violates her school’s cell phone policy, a student’s confiscated cell phone is searched by school officials for evidence of illegal activity.ILLEGAL!
6 Legal or Illegal?A potential candidate for state office is required to take a drug test before his name is added to the ballot.ILLEGAL!
7 Legal or Illegal?While in the security line at the airport, the transportation safety agent requires Sarah to take off her coat, take off her shoes, and empty her pockets. The agent also completes a pat-down search.LEGAL!
8 Legal or Illegal?A student trying out for a spot on a high school sports team is required to take a drug test before he can join.LEGAL!
9 Legal or Illegal?In order to collect evidence, the police place a wiretap in a public phone booth frequently used by an individual who is suspected of illegal gambling.ILLEGAL!
10 Legal or Illegal?A teacher thinks a student is cheating on an exam and the administrator makes the student take off his shirt (it happened!) to look for cheat sheets, writing, etc. and instead finds a knife in the waistband of his pants.ILLEGAL!The search was unreasonable, BUT the student can be suspended or expelled for breaking school rule.
11 Legal or Illegal?An art teacher gives her students some expensive pens to use for a project. At the end of class, she collects them but notices that 2 are missing. When no one returns them, she holds everyone after class and searches their pockets and backpacks.LEGAL!The search was reasonable, BUT the teacher probably should have an administrator come in to do the searching.