A panel of three judges for the 6th Circuit (Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee) unanimously ruled that chalking car tires is a violation of the Fourth Amendment because government officials physically trespass on a constitutionally protected area (private vehicles) to collect information, according to NPR.
Alison Taylor, a resident of Saginaw, Michigan, sued Saginaw City and its parking enforcement officer Tabitha Hoskins after Taylor’s car tires were chalked on 15 separate occasions between 2014 and 2017 and she was issued citations in kind, according to court documents.
Taylor alleged her Fourth Amendment right against unreasonable searches had been violated because Hoskins and the city had put chalk marks on her car’s tires without a search warrant or her consent.
https://www.deseretnews.com/article/900 ... ional.html
Sigh... probably right but still...