April 21st, 2015

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Police can’t delay traffic stops to investigate crimes absent suspicion, Supreme Court rules

Police can’t delay traffic stops to investigate crimes absent suspicion, Supreme Court rules

The Supreme Court has handed down a new case limiting the duration of traffic stops -- and, more importantly, limiting the ability of police to use stops for minor violations as a way to investigate more serious crimes. The new decision is Rodriguez v. United States, and the vote was 6-3. Here's a l…

Posted by Michael Zeleny on 21 Apr 2015, 23:13

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