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Michigan v. Long (1983)

  • By: David L. Hudson Jr.
  • 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 Michigan v. Long, 463 U.S. 1032 (1983), the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that police officers could conduct a short investigative search of a vehicle if they reasonably believed that a suspect had weapons within his immediate control. But perhaps even ...

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