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Old 05-13-2024, 08:41   #1
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TN Appeals Court Rules Against Planting Cameras Private Hunting Land

Personally glad to see this, and the appellate judges asked some good questions.

Tennessee Appeals Court Rules Against Wildlife Agents Who Planted Cameras on Private Land

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In December 2022, Reason reported that both state and federal wildlife agents routinely trespass onto private land and plant cameras. Two Tennessee homeowners successfully sued the state over the practice, and a three-judge panel ruled in their favor. The state appealed the decision, and this week the court of appeals ruled in the homeowners' favor.

At issue is a state law allowing officers of the Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency (TWRA) to "go upon any property, outside of buildings, posted or otherwise," in order to "enforce all laws relating to wildlife." In the case of Terry Rainwaters and Hunter Hollingsworth, TWRA officers not only entered their respective properties but also installed trail cameras to look for hunting violations, all without a warrant and ignoring "No Trespassing" signs. A lawsuit filed by the Institute for Justice (I.J.) on behalf of Rainwaters and Hollingsworth asked the court to declare the law unconstitutional and issue an injunction against the TWRA, barring it from carrying out any further unwarranted intrusions.
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Old 05-13-2024, 13:35   #2
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Just imagine thAT - the feds breaking the law so they can entrap property owners
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Old 05-13-2024, 19:43   #3
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Just imagine thAT - the feds breaking the law so they can entrap property owners
They were not Feds, they were State officers. IAW Federal law they would have had to get a warrant.

Glad the state Appeal's court ruled in the land owners favor.
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Old 05-14-2024, 08:42   #4
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Just imagine thAT - the feds breaking the law so they can entrap property owners
V2: Just imagine that - the (insert agency here) breaking the law so they can entrap law abiding citizens.
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V2: Just imagine that - the (insert agency here) breaking the law so they can entrap law abiding citizens.
I would never defend this type of activity but can you entrap law abiding citizens?
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Old 05-17-2024, 15:52   #6
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I would never defend this type of activity but can you entrap law abiding citizens?
It's been said by a lawyer "I can indict a sandwich." A DA can control what goes to a grand jury.

I wonder though, if a couple on their private property decided to get carnally brazen on a next-level picnic, can the agency be cited for possession of pornography?
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Old 05-22-2024, 14:10   #7
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Big Government - Federal Agencies:

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I would never defend this type of activity but can you entrap law abiding citizens?
The three-letter agencies of the US Government have assumed too much power and control over US citizens. You can observe what the current administration is doing to a former POTUS.
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