Rank #1: Identify Passengers During Traffic Stops
United States v. Landeros 9thCIR 11JAN2019
Bruce-Alan Barnard explains the ruling in this case which answers the question: Can a traffic stop be extended simply because a passenger refuses to identify himself?
Nov 04 2019
Rank #2: Traffic Stop – Permissible Questions
United States v. Smith 5thCIR 12MAR2020
In this episode, Bruce-Alan Barnard discusses this case which provides a great example of using questions that are permissible while conducting a traffic stop to establish the reasonable suspicion required under the Rodriguez Rule to extend the traffic stop into a Terry Stop.
Mar 22 2020
Rank #3: Catching Flies with Honey
United States v. Bernard, 4thCIR 24JUN2019 – In this case Bruce-Alan Barnard analyzes a case where consent is a key part of extending a traffic stop into an investigative detention and Fifth Amendment Miranda issues are created under the “functional equivalent of questioning.”
Jul 27 2019
Rank #4: Chalk it up as a SEARCH!
Taylor v. City of Saginaw, Sixth Circuit, 11APR2019
In this episode, Bruce discusses the case Taylor v. City of Saginaw where the Sixth Circuit held that merely touching a tire to put chalk on it to enforce parking laws is a search under the Fourth Amendment requiring a warrant or a Judicially Recognized Exception (JRE). This is the second case in as many months where the courts have ruled physical touches of effects are Fourth Amendment searches. Are the floodgates opening on Jones searches?
Apr 28 2019
Rank #5: The Case of the Screen Door Sweep
United States v. Richmond 7th CIR 13MAY2019
Presented by LEA ONE – Bruce-Alan Barnard is your host and he discusses this case where the Seventh Circuit extends a Terry Frisk behind a front porch screen door.
May 18 2019