Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Supreme Court Rules on Boys State "Case"

Students attending Boys State in Cookeville over the summer heard the oral arguments in a case that the Tennessee Supreme Court has now ruled on. The court has decided that the arrest of a trucker on DUI charges did not violate his Fourth Amendment right against unreasonable search and seizure. The trucker had argued that a police officer did not have probable cause to question him because the officer was acting on an anonymous tip about a reckless driver and had not seen any reckless driving himself. The Boys State students heard arguments in the case as part of the Supreme Court Advancing Legal Education of Students program. Following oral arguments, the students had the opportunity to question the attorneys who argued the case. They will also get a copy of the Supreme Court opinion that was filed on Tuesday.