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

Religious Freedom Scores a Victory in the D.C. Circuit: Gilardi v. HHS and the Free Exercise of Religion

On November 1, the D.C. Circuit held that the Affordable Care Act’s [ACA] contraceptive mandate “trammels the right of free exercise – a right that lies at the core of our constitutional liberties . . .”  The case – Gilardi v. U.S. Dep’t of H.H.S. - was brought by two brothers from Ohio, Francis and … Continue reading Religious Freedom Scores a Victory in the D.C. Circuit: Gilardi v. HHS and the Free Exercise of Religion