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Maryland v. Wilson (1997)

  • 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 Maryland v. Wilson, 519 U.S. 408 (1997), the U.S. Supreme Court in a 7–2 decision held that officers do not violate the Fourth Amendment when they order passengers out of the vehicle for the duration of a traffic stop.

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