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In this Jan. 14, 2020, photo, Iowa Supreme Court Justices Christopher McDonald, left, Susan Christensen, center, and Edward Mansfield, right, attend Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds’ Condition of the State address at the Statehouse in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP file photo)
In this Jan. 14, 2020, photo, Iowa Supreme Court Justices Christopher McDonald, left, Susan Christensen, center, and Edward Mansfield, right, attend Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds’ Condition of the State address at the Statehouse in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP file photo)

Iowa Supreme Court bars warrantless searches of trash

The court ruled 4-3 that officers commit an unreasonable search and seizure under the Iowa Constitution when they look for evidence of crimes in trash left for collection outside homes.

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