Published on: Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Yesterday, in Kansas v. Glover, Case No. 18-556, the Court granted certiorari to decide whether, for purposes of an investigative stop under the Fourth Amendment, it is reasonable for a police officer to suspect that the registered owner of a car is in fact the person driving the car absent any information to the contrary. The case arose when a police officer ran a registration check of a truck and learned that the registered owner’s license had been revoked. Suspecting that the owner was unlawfully driving the truck, the officer stopped the truck, confirmed that the owner was driving, and issued the owner a citation. The Kansas Supreme Court held that the stop violated the Fourth Amendment.

The petition for writ of certiorari and brief in opposition can be found here. The Training Division provides criminal defense resources on Fourth Amendment issues.