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Iowa v. Ingram

The end result of the U.S. Supreme Court’s holdings involving motorist stops is that police have “virtually unlimited discretion to stop arbitrarily whomever they choose, arrest the driver for a minor offense that might not even be subject to jail penalties, and then obtain a broad inventory search of the vehicle—all without a warrant.” So says the Iowa Supreme Court, holding the state’s Constitution provides greater protections against such searches than the U.S. Constitution. (H/t: Andrew Fleischman.)


Tags: 2018, Iowa Supreme Court, Police, Searches and Seizures, State Constitutions

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