Tuesday, December 18, 2007
Little on State Law and the Fourth Amendment
Rory Little has filed an amicus brief with the United States Supreme Court on behalf of the American Bar Association in Virginia v. Moore, No. 06-1082. The question presented in Moore is "whether it is unreasonable to arrest a person when there is probable cause to believe that a minor offense has been committed, but state law prohibits an arrest for that offense unless there are circumstances that would reasonably support arrest (such as danger or likelihood of non-appearance)?" Rory's brief is posted at http://www.scotusblog.com/.