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Traffic stop violated Fourth Amendment

The police couldn’t stop a vehicle that was involved in an apparent exchange of drugs with a pedestrian near a store with a reputation for selling drug paraphernalia, the 6th Circuit has ruled in reversing denial of the defendant’s motion ...

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SEARCH & SEIZURE

An officer who stopped a vehicle for a minor infraction, then asked a passenger to get out and patted him down did not violate the Fourth Amendment. Arizona v. Johnson, No. 07-1122. Jan 26, 2009.

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QUALIFIED IMMUNITY

If a drug dealer unwittingly invites an informant into his home for a drug deal, and that informant signals the police to come in and arrest the dealer, the officers can’t be sued for violating the dealer’s Fourth Amendment rights. ...

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