Virginia v. Moore

NACDL amicus curiae brief in support of respondent.

Brief filed: 12/07/2007


Virginia v. Moore

United States Supreme Court; Case No. 06-1082

Prior Decision

Opinion below 636 S.E.2d 395 (Va. 2006)


At common law, an arrest falling outside the scope of “arrestable” offenses can never be justified and is always unreasonable; neither probable cause, nor good faith, nor even witnessing the alleged offense can make the arrest reasonable under the Fourth Amendment.

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