Articles Tagged Fourth Amendment

Michael J. Hooi, Qualified Immunity: When is a Loss Ultimately a Win?

60 Fla. L. Rev. 979 (2008) | | | | TEXT :: Scott v. Harris, 127 S. Ct. 1769 (2007) A Georgia sheriff’s deputy clocked Victor Harris driving seventy-three miles per hour in a fifty-five mile per hour zone. After Harris ignored the deputy’s signal to pull over for speeding, the deputy began a high-speed […]

Peter Koclanes, Unreasonable Seizure: "Stop and Identify" Statutes Create an Illusion of Safety by Sacrificing Real Privacy: Hiibel v. Sixth Judicial District Court, 124 S. Ct. 2451 (2004)

57 Fla. L. Rev. 431 (2005) | | | | TEXT :: In the course of a lawful stop, police asked Petitioner, Larry Hiibel, to identify himself, a demand permissible under Nevada’s “stop and identify” statute. After refusing to give his name, Hiibel was arrested and subsequently found guilty of violating the “stop and identify” […]

William R. Snyder, Jr., Slipping Down the Slope of Probable Cause: An Unreasonable Exception to What Was Once a Reasonable Rule: Hiibel v. Sixth Judicial District Court, 124 S. Ct. 2451 (2004)

57 Fla. L. Rev. 445 (2005) | | | | TEXT :: Upon receiving a call reporting possible domestic violence, a sheriff’s deputy in Humboldt County, Nevada detained Petitioner under the authority of a state statute allowing an officer to “stop and identify” a person suspected of criminal behavior. During the course of the detention, […]

Jeffrey A. Bekiares, Constitutional Law: Ratifying Suspicionless Canine Sniffs: Dog Days on the Highways

57 Fla. L. Rev. 963 (2005) | | | | TEXT :: Respondent, a motorist on an Illinois highway, was arrested and charged with one count of cannabis trafficking in contravention of chapter 720, section 550/5.1(a) of the Illinois Code. An Illinois State trooper pulled Respondent over for traveling 6 miles per hour in excess […]

Daniel J. Steinbock, National Identity Cards: Fourth and Fifth Amendment Issues

56 Fla. L. Rev. 697 (2004) | | | | INTRODUCTION :: In the frenzied days and weeks following September 11, 2001, many observers called for serious consideration of a national identity system, the centerpiece of which would be some form of national identity card. Such a system was seen mainly as a tool against […]

David E. Steinberg, The Original Understanding of Unreasonable Searches and Seizures

56 Fla. L. Rev. 1051 (2004) | | | | INTRODUCTION :: Today, the Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution covers most government evidence-gathering activities. In search and seizure cases, after determining that the Fourth Amendment applies to an investigation, the Supreme Court then specifies the Fourth Amendment standard that governs the law enforcement […]