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Published: Monday, April 23 2012 3:01 p.m. MDT

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one old man
Ogden, UT

It will be a terrible miscarriage of justice if this is tossed on a technicality.

SundanceKid27
OREM, UT

Wow, lets go ahead and let another loose nut on the streets.

George
Bronx, NY

while I do not support letting criminals out on the street the fact remains we cannot allow the people charged with enforcing the law to break the law to enforce the law.

LivinLarge
Bountiful, UT

Stephen, Josh and Alina Powell definitely have the same DNA, stunning and frightening when you think about it...

SittingReading
Sandy, UT

I find myself confused on a point of the defense. If, as they claim, the warrant was not legal, then why claim that the police went beyond the scope of it. If they make the claim that now warrant should have been issued, then the problem is the judge who issued it, not law enforcement. But if Law Enforcement went beyond the scope of the warrant, then the warrant was justified and the police had reason to search the house.

And i was under the impression that Steve Powell had attempted to use those journal's as leverage to get her adult journal. Considering the police new that the adult journal contained a warning, it seems that the police had reason to search every nook and cranny of that house.

But i think the Judge should have ordered the defense to make up its mind. Either the warrant was legit or not. You can't have it both ways.

Rifleman
Salt Lake City, Utah

Re: George Bronx, NY
"we cannot allow the people charged with enforcing the law to break the law to enforce the law"

The judge will determine whether the search warrant permitted the legitimate seizure of this evidence. Obviously the police didn't "break the law" when they were in possession of a valid warrant. The only question is whether the evidence seized was outside the umbrella of what that search warrant included.

WYOREADER
Gillette, WY

"mulls" are you kidding me! If they had found a body in their search for the journals the judge wouldn't be mulling it over! I care not how they found the evidence the fact remains he is in possession of child pornography. Put him in jail and throw away the key!

Rifleman
Salt Lake City, Utah

Liberals are willing to defend the Fourth Amendment (protection against unreasonable searches and seizures) to the last drop of their blood. When it comes to other amendments like the Second Amendment (right to own and bear firearms) they say it was not intended for our day and age, and do everything within their power to weaken or destroy them.

Beware liberals from the Bronx who like to pick and chose which parts of the US Constitution they are willing to defend.

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