Appellate Brief Filed To End Suspicionless Vehicle Stops

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Today the Freedom Center filed a brief at the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals in our Suspicionless Stops case.

The judgment we are appealing ruled that because professional commercial truckers are subject to extensive regulation, the Fourth Amendment allows law enforcement officers to randomly pull over and inspect almost any vehicle driving on Missouri’s highways and interstates – even if the drivers and vehicles are not involved in the professional commercial trucking industry, and even if the officer has no reason to suspect that the driver or vehicle are in violation of any law.  This was a truly terrible ruling, and we are confident that the Eighth Circuit will reverse it, holding that the Fourth Amendment does not allow law enforcement officers to pull over drivers unless there is a reasonable suspicion that a law has been violated.

You can read our brief here:

Calzone v. Koster - Appellant's Initial Brief