"the failure to sign a search warrant affidavit does not, by itself, invalidate the warrant if other evidence proves that the affiant personally swore to the truth of the facts in the affidavit before the issuing magistrate."All you PDs and criminal defense lawyers out there, what do you think? How important is that witness' signature on the affidavit verifying "probable cause" to conduct a search, and what are the potential consequences, if any, of not requiring it?
UPDATE: DallasBlog mentioned the case and asked, "Is this a reasonable way to address a technicality by which bad guys get off, or a trampling of rights?"
MORE: See The Wretched of the Earth's weekly CCA Update on this case.