Host Corrie Woods
interviews fellow appellate attorney Aaron Marcus
of the Defender Association of Philadelphia
to discuss Commonwealth v. Alexander
, in which SCOPA held that the Pennsylvania Constitution provides motorists greater privacy rights than the federal Constitution, requiring any search of an automobile in Pennsylvania be supported not only by probable cause, as the federal Constitution requires, but also by exigent circumstances that make it impracticable to obtain a warrant.
Read more about Commonwealth v. Alexander
and all of SCOPA's cases on SCOPAblog