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Judge-less Administrative Warrants: The Prototype of a Police State

Mark Fitzgibbons, Special to CNSNews

Lawless and lawbreaking uses of warrants called “administrative subpoenas” by government officials aren’t always as flagrantly devious as a recent Drug Enforcement Agency case involving the digital currency Bitcoin. The question not being asked in the reporting of this case is why does a policing agency such as the DEA have the authority in the first place to issue warrants without showing probable cause before a judge, as required under the Fourth Amendment?