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chief justice of u.s. supreme court cites 'ferris bueller's day off' during oral argument

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chief justice of u.s. supreme court cites 'ferris bueller's day off' during oral argument

people with glass garages shouldn’t steal ferraris.that — we think — was the convoluted metaphor at the heart of oral arguments before the u.s. supreme court this week that led to chief justice john roberts citing the classic 1986 chicago movie “ferris bueller’s day off.”fans will recall that the climax of the movie comes when, after a day speeding around the city in a classic italian sports car stolen from his father, uptight teen cameron frye (played memorably by alan ruck) kicks the vehicle and it goes through the glass wall of his family’s fancy north shore garage, crashing into the ravine below.supreme court justices were asked to consider that scene by civil liberties advocates supporting a virginia man who claims a stolen motorcycle hidden under a tarp on his property should not have been searched without a warrant.“assuming a movie in which this accident had never happened — and one in which the police were engaged in an active investigation of a stolen ferrari — would the police have been free to enter the fryes’ glass garage without a warrant so long as they had probable cause to believe the ferrari was located there?” lawyers for one civil liberties group asked in court papers filed before tuesday’s hearing in washington, d.c. in arguing their point that a search warrant would be necessary — even for a glass garage, the attorneys helpfully included still photos of the famous highland park structure.brian cassella / chicago tribunecurious...