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Florida v. J. L. (2000)

  • By: Tom McInnis
  • In: Encyclopedia of the Fourth Amendment
  • Edited by: John R. Vile & David L. Hudson Jr.
  • Subject:American Political History, American Political Thought, Law & Courts

In Florida v. J. L., 529 U.S. 266 (2000), the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that without more information, an anonymous tip that an individual was carrying a gun was insufficient to justify a stop and frisk.

The case began when police received ...

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