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Heien v. North Carolina - Post-Decision SCOTUScast

SCOTUScast 1-26-15 featuring Ryan Scott
Ryan Scott January 26, 2015

On December 15, 2014, the Supreme Court issued its decision in Heien v. North Carolina, the question in this case was whether a police officer’s mistaken understanding of a law can provide the reasonable suspicion that the Fourth Amendment requires to justify a traffic stop.

In an opinion delivered by Chief Justice Roberts, the Court held that a police officer's reasonable mistake of law can give rise to the reasonable suspicion necessary to justify a stop under the Fourth Amendment. Justices Scalia, Kennedy, Thomas, Ginsburg, Breyer, Alito, and Kagan joined the opinion of the Court. Justice Kagan filed a concurring opinion which Justice Ginsburg joined. Justice Sotomayor filed a dissenting opinion. The decision of the Supreme Court of North Carolina was affirmed. 

To discuss the case, we have Ryan Scott, who is an Associate Professor of Law at the Indiana University Maurer School of Law.

Seventh Annual Rosenkranz Debate - RESOLVED: Indiscriminate Collection of American Phone Records Violates the Fourth Amendment - Event Video

2014 National Lawyers Convention
Michael B. Mukasey, Nadine Strossen, Nicholas Quinn Rosenkranz, Eugene B. Meyer November 17, 2014

The Seventh Annual Rosenkranz Debate was held on November 15, 2014, during The Federalist Society's 2014 National Lawyers Convention. RESOLVED: Indiscriminate Collection of American Phone Records Violates the Fourth Amendment.

Featuring:

  • Hon. Michael B. Mukasey, Partner, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP and former U.S. Attorney General
  • Prof. Nadine Strossen, Professor of Law, New York Law School, and former President, American Civil Liberties Union, 1991 - 2008
  • Moderator: Prof. Nicholas Quinn Rosenkranz, Georgetown University Law Center
  • Introduction: Mr. Eugene B. Meyer, President, The Federalist Society

Mayflower Hotel
Washington, DC

Heien v. North Carolina - Post-Argument SCOTUScast

SCOTUScast 10-24-14 featuring Ryan Scott
Ryan Scott October 24, 2014

On October 6, 2014, the Supreme Court heard oral argument in Heien v. North Carolina. The question in this case is whether a police officer’s mistaken understanding of a law can provide the reasonable suspicion that the Fourth Amendment requires to justify a traffic stop.

To discuss the case, we have Ryan Scott, who is an Associate Professor of Law at the Indiana University Maurer School of Law.