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The Supreme Court - June 2016 #5

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

The Supreme Court of the United States issued decisions in five cases today: RJR Nabisco, Inc. v. European Community, No. 15-138: The European Union and 26 of its members filed an action in District Court against...more

Alarming Number of Bystanders Injured in Chicago-Area Police Pursuits

by Howard Ankin on

Police shootings have dominated the headlines, however, police pursuits have injured and killed more individuals over the last several years, and the Chicago-area statistics are shockingly high....more

What if I am pulled over and suspected of driving under the influence?

by Jaburg Wilk on

Phoenix business law firm Jaburg Wilk family law and criminal defense attorney Jason B. Castle discusses what happens if one is pulled over and suspected of driving under the influence. For more information visit...more

U.S. Supreme Court Rules Prolonging Traffic Stop to Conduct Dog Sniff is Unconstitutional

by Best Best & Krieger LLP on

Overview: Police may not extend a routine traffic stop to give a police dog time to conduct a search for narcotics, the United States Supreme Court held this week. The Court determined that, absent reasonable suspicion,...more

Supreme Court Decides Rodriguez v. United States

by Faegre Baker Daniels on

On April 21, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court decided Rodriguez v. United States, No. 13-9972, holding that, absent reasonable suspicion, the Fourth Amendment prohibits police from prolonging a traffic stop to conduct a dog...more

Traffic Ticket Quotas

by Howard Ankin on

The policy of assigning quotas for the number of traffic tickets each officer must issue officially ended in Illinois after Gov. Pat Quinn signed legislation in June. This is good news for some drivers but ending the policy...more

BB&K Police Bulletin: Police Can Stop Reckless Driver Based On Anonymous Tip

by Best Best & Krieger LLP on

Officers Had Reasonable Suspicion of Criminal Activity Based Upon the Totality of the Circumstances - Overview: The Supreme Court recently held that peace officers who conducted a traffic stop and searched a vehicle...more

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