Bloomberg Law
Nov. 4, 2019, 9:51 AMUpdated: Nov. 4, 2019, 9:46 PM

Divided SCOTUS Skeptical of Driver’s Fourth Amendment Claim (2)

Jordan S. Rubin
Jordan S. Rubin

U.S. Supreme Court justices were skeptical of a Kansas man’s argument that police violated the Fourth Amendment when they pulled him over, in a case that government officials warn has big public safety implications, while defense and other advocacy groups raise social justice and privacy concerns.

At oral argument on Nov. 4, a minority of the high court pressed the state on its “common sense” assumption that it was reasonable to pull over a car whose registered owner’s license was revoked, without the officer doing anything more, like trying to verify the driver’s identity first.

But without a definitive answer ...

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