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U.S. SUPREME COURT DECISION FURTHER ERODES THE FOURTH AMENDMENT: ANOYNMOUS 911 CALL SIMPLY ALLEGING TRAFFIC VIOLATION AND DESCRIBING VEHICLE AND LOCATION, FOUND TO BE SUFFICIENTLY RELIEBLE TO JUSTIFY STOP OF SUSPECTED DUI DRIVER WHEN OFFICER FAILED TO OBSERVE ANY BAD DRIVING: NAVARETTE ET, AL V. CALIFORNIA 12-9490

Last Tuesday, on April 22, 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court, in a 5 to 4 decision, with Clarence Thomas writing for the majority, decided that an anonymous 911 caller who calls in a tip will generally be considered sufficiently reliable to justify a stop by an officer even when the officer observes no bad driving […]