U.S. Supreme Court Rules 8-1 that Citizens Have No Protection Against 4th Amend. Violations by Police Ignorance of the Law | Rutherford Inst.

“…the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 8-1 in Heien v. State of North Carolina that police officers are permitted to violate American citizens’ Fourth Amendment rights if the violation results from a “reasonable” mistake about the law on the part of police. Acting contrary to the venerable principle that “ignorance of the law is no excuse,” the Court ruled that evidence obtained by police during a traffic stop that was not legally justified can be used to prosecute the person if police were reasonably mistaken that the person had violated the law…”

via The Rutherford Institute

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