Editorial: The US Supreme Court makes it easier for police to pull you over

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It has long been too easy for police to stop motorists on the highway — even without sufficient reason to believe that the driver committed a crime. On April 6, the U.S. Supreme Court made such stops even easier, ruling 8 to 1 that police may pull over a vehicle because its owner’s driver’s license has been revoked — notwithstanding the fact that it’s common for the driver of a car to be the owner’s spouse, child, neighbor or friend.