4th Amendment Project

Jackson v. United States

Brief Details

Authors
Joshua Windham
Attorney and Elfie Gallun Fellow in Freedom and the Constitution
Daniel Nelson
Law & Liberty Fellow
Paul Sherman
Senior Attorney
Date Filed
09/25/2023
Original Court
7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals
Current Court
7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals

Does the smell of unburnt cannabis, in a state where possession of the substance is legal, constitute probable cause for police to search someone’s car? A new amicus brief, filed by the Institute for Justice (IJ) in a case before the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, argues the answer is “no.”