Posted by ChrisM on January 12, 2005 at 13:02:52:
In Reply to: You might be wrong about that posted by Joe B on January 12, 2005 at 12:38:30:
although nothing is certain, and this thread has devolved.... unless the boat captain is part of an ongoing investigation, he cannot conduct an "unreasonable" search since reasonableness standard does not apply to private citizens.
Any authority granted under maritime law (to waht, perform weddings, burials?) is not acting under color of law
If Tim were approached by F&G and they said "Joe B is a suspected poacher, search his game bag for us, will ya?" that's another story
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