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Posted: Monday, June 30, 2014 11:00 pm

New Mexico police need a warrant to search garbage placed in a motel dumpster, the state’s highest court ruled Monday.

In a 3-2 decision, the state Supreme Court made clear the New Mexico Constitution offers broader protections against unreasonable searches than the U.S. Constitution’s Fourth Amendment.

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