I just learned about this case that was decided several months ago. The lawsuit was filed by Stephen House, a commercial trucker who was illegally detained at a roadside inspection in 2008. The Minnesota State Patrol was engaged in a fishing expedition that invovled a "survey." Administrators of the "survey" not only failed to declare its purpose, but they were misleading in the entire process. The "voluntary survey" also asked intrusive questions, such as, --What is your neck size? --Do you take prescription drugs? --Do you have Playboy magazines in the cab? --How many times do you go to the bathroom at night? House filed suit after inspectors determined he was impaired and determined that he should be forced off the road for 10 hours. House and the Independent Driver Association were victorious in US District when the court ruled that police overstepped their authority by subjecting House to an unreasonable search and seizure when they expanded their scope of questioning. The court also ruled that inspectors were purposefully misleading in their questioning. The relief to which House is entitled from the State of Minnesota is currently being discussed. The trucking industry has been subject to a much lower expectation of privacy than automobile motorists, but this victory by House and the IDA is no less noteworthy. It put a halt to the arbritary and standardless technique used by authorities in Minnesota. The legal doubletalk that muddles these 4th amendment issues is no less dismaying, but at least it puts government on notice that some citizens are taking a stand against indiscretion and intrusiveness. Read the court decision here: http://courtops.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/OOS_truck_4thAm_101135093901.pdf Wanna kill these ads? We can help!