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No Privacy in Your Trash, Minnesota Supreme Court Rules

Rejecting a dissenting justice who said the nature of trash has changed, the Minnesota Supreme Court today ruled that you should have no expectation of privacy when putting your trash at the curb, saying the Minnesota Constitution does not provide greater privacy protection of trash than the U.S. Constitution.

The court ruled in the case of David McMurray of Hutchinson, whose trash was searched by police after their daughter told a mandated reporter she saw her mother with a pipe used for drugs.

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