New Jersey Supreme Court Issues Latest 'Investigatory Stop' Ruling


On December 13, 2012, the Supreme Court of New Jersey determined whether the investigatory stop of Don C. Shaw was constitutional under the Fourth Amendment of the United States Constitution and Article 1, Paragraph 7 of the New Jersey Constitution; and, if it was not, whether discovery of an outstanding parole warrant for Mr. Shaw’s arrest would be sufficient intervening circumstance that would break the causal chain between the unlawful detention and the subsequent search.

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