Over the legal limit

Get-tough laws in Massachusetts and nationwide are cracking down on drunk drivers. Are they also eroding our constitutional rights?

Police officers at a sobriety checkpoint in San Francisco.
Police officers at a sobriety checkpoint in San Francisco. (Getty Images Photo / Justin Sullivan) Getty Images Photo / Justin Sullivan
By Mark Schone
March 19, 2006

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FOR YEARS, CALIFORNIA defense lawyer Lawrence Taylor, who specializes in drunken driving cases, has traveled the country telling anyone who will listen that the decades-long, nationwide crackdown on drunk drivers has posed a significant threat to the Bill of Rights-what he calls a dangerous ''DUI exception to the Constitution." (Full article: 1490 words)

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