Reasonable mistake of law can generate reasonable suspicion, Supreme Court holds

The Supreme Court has handed down Heien v. North Carolina, the Fourth Amendment case deciding whether the Fourth Amendment is violated when an officer pulls over a car based on a reasonable but mistaken belief that the traffic laws prohibit the driver’s conduct. The Court ruled 8-1, per Chief Justice Roberts, that the Fourth Amendment is not violated in such circumstances.

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http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/volokh-conspiracy/wp/2014/12/15/reasonable-mistake-of-law-can-generate-reasonable-suspicion-supreme-court-holds/

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