Do You Know Why I Stopped You? The Future of Traffic Stops in a Post-Heien World

30 Pages Posted: 17 Jan 2015

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Sarah Ricciardi

University of Connecticut - School of Law

Date Written: December 19, 2014

Abstract

This Comment analyzes the Supreme Court's recent decision in Heien v. North Carolina in light of the current events in Ferguson, MO and Staten Island, NY. It suggests that the expansion of police discretion with respect to traffic stops will disproportionately affect minorities and thereby further add to the civil unrest due to racial disparity in treatment by the police.

Suggested Citation

Ricciardi, Sarah, Do You Know Why I Stopped You? The Future of Traffic Stops in a Post-Heien World (December 19, 2014). Connecticut Law Review, Fall 2015, Forthcoming. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2549318

Sarah Ricciardi (Contact Author)

University of Connecticut - School of Law ( email )

65 Elizabeth Street
Hartford, CT 06105
United States

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