Apr 14, 2020

On April 6 the United States Supreme Court issued a decision affirming an exception to the Fourth Amendment’s protection against unreasonable searches and seizures,reports the ABA Journal. The court ruled that a deputy could stop a vehicle based on the suspicion that the vehicle owner’s license was revoked and the assumption that the owner was the driver at the time, even though it turned out that the owner wasn’t the driver. The majority of justices agreed that the case’s combination of facts made the deputy’s decisions reasonable. Only one justice, Sotomayor, was in dissent.