The Supremes declared that the cops must cop a search warrant from a judge before copping the blood of a drunk driving suspect.
Still under consideration at the high court, since February, is whether the state can swab our DNA without a warrant or without our explicit consent.
But really, if the Fourth Amendment acknowledges our right to be secure against the state's unreasonable searches and seizures of our persons, houses, papers, and effects, what personal "effects" – meaning personal "belongings" – could be more personal than the fluids and molecules belonging to our very bodies?
Of course libertarians, as all others, want murderers and rapists and terrorists and even drunk drivers taken off of our streets, but giving a corps of government enforcers ever more powers, more weapons and expanding their numbers isn't the answer.
Making policing easier for the police simply makes it easier to expand the police state.
There's a better way.
Begin by abolishing all "victimless crime" laws. Anyone who does anything that doesn't result in the physical coercion, threat of coercion or fraud against another cannot, by definition under the Zero-Aggression Principle, be a "crime."
That will significantly reduce the number of people labeled and treated as "criminals," which in turn will considerably empty our jails and prisons by releasing those who never did any direct harm to any other individual, and it will substantially lower the caseload on the nation's courts.
While the prison industry will greatly shrink, saving taxpayers the cost of housing non-violent, non-coercive, non-threatening individuals consider what would happen if the whole law and legal sectors retained their current populations.
It would mean that trials would become genuinely "speedy" as required by the Sixth Amendment because of vastly reduced dockets.
It would mean that all law enforcement agencies could concentrate on hiring quality over quantity, and focus on ridding our society of people who do actual harm to others by returning their focus to actual police work rather than continually demanding easy shortcuts, special treatment and lazy procedures.
Giving cops more power over our lives doesn't stop crime; it simply turns the uniformed gangs into criminals themselves.
While it won't solve everything, enforcing the Zero-Aggression Principle is the first step toward creating a civilized society.