Drivers Beware: Unconfirmed Anonymous Tips Now OK For Traffic Stop Basis

By Allen Thompson, Esq. In a close case, Navarette v. California, 572 U.S.            (2014), the Supreme Court of the United States ruled 5-4 today that an anonymous 911 call may serve as the sole basis for a lawful investigative stop, even where responding police officers cannot confirm the material facts of … Continue reading Drivers Beware: Unconfirmed Anonymous Tips Now OK For Traffic Stop Basis

Sometimes the Courts Get it Right and Actually Defend the Constitution

Sometimes the Courts Get it Right and Actually Defend the ConstitutionStory recently posted on the Huffington Post regarding the protection of our most basic rights...Geoffrey R. Stone - Edward H. Levi Distinguished Service Professor of Law, University of ChicagoStop-and-Frisk: Why We Have CourtsPosted: 08/13/2013 12:27 amEvery once in a while, I burst with pride in the American … Continue reading Sometimes the Courts Get it Right and Actually Defend the Constitution

Supreme Court Protects Rights and Requires States to Obtain Warrant in DUI Stops

On April 17, 2013, the United States Supreme Court decided a case that has implications throughout the country. The case, Missouri v. McNeely, was based on a motorist who was stopped on suspicion of drunk driving and arrested. McNeely refused to take a breath test, but was then taken to a local hospital for a … Continue reading Supreme Court Protects Rights and Requires States to Obtain Warrant in DUI Stops