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Heien v. North Carolina

Docket No.: 13-604
Certiorari Granted: Apr 21 2014
Argued: October 6, 2014
Decided: December 15, 2014


Federalism, Fourth Amendment, probable cause, qualified immunity, warrantless search

PartyNames: Nicholas Brady Heien v. North Carolina
Petitioner: Nicholas Brady Heien
Respondent: North Carolina

Court Below: Supreme Court of North Carolina
Citation: 737 S.E.2d 351
Supreme Court Docket

Nicholas Brady Heien
North Carolina
Question Presented:

Whether a police officer's mistake of law can provide the individualized suspicion that the Fourth Amendment requires to justify a traffic stop.

Heien v. North Carolina

October 6, 2014

Listen to Oral Argument in Heien v. North Carolina
Vote: 8-1
Concurring: Kagan,Ginsburg
Dissenting: Sotomayor

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Heien v. North Carolina
Case Documents

1HEIEN v. NORTH CAROLINA Oral Argument Transcript (PDF)
2Slip Opinion in HEIEN v. NORTH CAROLINA (Opinion by Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr.)
3HEIEN v. NORTH CAROLINA Oral Argument Audio