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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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