I am tired and stressed, and my thoughts are getting confused. But in between following the Ronson/Lohan break up on Twitter, I am trying to outline Criminal Procedure.
I’ll get back to Lindsay, but I have to give you a little bit of law here. Since, the law involves lawyers, nothing really makes sense. So a police search, is not a “search” just because they have searched you. There are requirements to make it a search and have your Fourth Amendment right implicated. One of the requirements is an objective prong: your expectation of privacy has to be reasonable. But the court applies this in an empirical, not normative, way. In other words, if you know people trespass on your property, you don’t have a reasonable expectation of privacy when the police come a knockin.
Which brings me back to Ms Lohan. I was watching a video of her coming home after she was out all night because that girl dumped her. It was 5 am and the reporters were on her front lawn. And I was wondering, if this is the way people act around her…does she have any claim against police setting up camp on her lawn and waiting for something criminal to happen? Does any celebrity?
Or how about the rest of us?
At any rate, I think she starts to cry in the video, and I felt sorry for her. Not to say, I wasn’t completely disappointed that the egg throwing wasn’t caught on camera.