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If you've got nothing to hide…just agree to be harassed and have all your personal choices questioned.
One reason for Fourth Amendment limits on search and seizure is so police don't use random searches for harassment, or to go on fishing expeditions hoping to catch someone they don't like with incriminating evidence.
Federal judges don't like warrantless evidence
Even federal judges are becoming increasingly vocal in their opposition to warrantless data-gathering techniques they often refer to as "fishing expeditions" by law enforcement agencies hoping to make a case without any evidence a crime has been committed.
In March , 2010 a federal judge ruled the White House and FBI had broken several very significant chunks of law (not just one regulation) during its secret, three-year-long surveillance of the Islamic charity al-Haramain.
Though the Bush and then Obama administrations tried to claim the surveillance was justified under a "Terrorist Surveillance Policy" didn't keep the spying from violating the Foreigh Intelligence Surveillance Act as well as the Fourth Amendment and Electronic Privacy Act according to the decision March 31, 2010 by U.S. District Court Chief Judge Vaughn Walker.