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Illinois v. Wardlow

Docket No.: 98-1036
Argued: November 2, 1999
Decided: January 12, 2000

Topics:

Amendment 4: Fourth Amendment, Criminal Procedure, Search and Seizure, Fourth Amendment, disparate treatment, privacy, probable cause, traffic stops

Petitioner: Illinois
Respondent: Wardlow

Court Below: THE SUPREME COURT OF ILLINOIS
Supreme Court Docket


528 U.S. 119 (2000)
Question:

Is a person's sudden and unprovoked flight from identifiable police officers, patrolling a high crime area, sufficiently suspicious to justify the officers' stop of that person?

Illinois v. Wardlow
ORAL ARGUMENT

November 02, 1999

Holding: reversed and remanded
Decision: Decision: 5 votes for Illinois, 4 vote(s) against
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