Courts & Justice Law Journal
Advocatus Iustitia Aeque
1 Cts. & Just. L.J.
ARTICLE | VOLUME 1, ISSUE 2
The Unavoidably Empirical Fourth Amendment: A Case Study of Kansas v. Glover
by Professor Andrew M. Crespo, Harvard Law School
1 Cts. & Just. L.J. 217 (2019)
On April 28, 2016, Sheriff’s Deputy Mark Mehrer pulled over a pickup truck based on a single known fact: the truck was registered to an unlicensed driver. The State of Kansas prosecuted the truck’s driver, Mr. Charles Glover, for operating the vehicle with a revoked license. Mr. Glover, in turn, filed a motion to suppress, in which he alleged that the stop itself was unconstitutional and that all of the ensuing fruits — including the officer’s observation of Mr. Glover sitting behind the wheel — should thus be excluded from evidence under the Fourth Amendment.
Andrew M. Crespo
Emily M. Strak
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