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Watch a few episodes of “Cops” and there’s a pretty good chance that you’ll see an officer swing open a car door during a traffic stop, either to drag out a suspect or to get a better look at what’s going on inside the vehicle. But does that officer need to get a warrant before pulling the handle? Well, it depends, according to a ruling of first impression from the South Carolina Supreme Court.

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