Monday, August 11, 2014

Petition For Cert. In U.S. Supreme Court Case Concerning Reasonable Suspicion

One of the few remaining cases yet to be decided by the U.S. Supreme Court this term is the case of Heien v. North Carolina, which presents the following question: "Can a police officer's mistake of law provide individualized suspicion that the Fourth Amendment requires in order to conduct a traffic stop?"

Read the Petition here:
http://sblog.s3.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/Hein-Cert-Petition-final.pdf

This case will present the Court with the second opportunity to review the individualized suspicion doctrine in regards to traffic stops, with the other case being Navarette v. California, which you can read here:  http://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/13pdf/12-9490_3fb4.pdf