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News Posted on May 1, 2014

Professor Chin Comments on Supreme Court Fourth Amendment Ruling for Daily Journal

Professor Gabriel "Jack" Chin commented for the Daily Journal on the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Navarette et. al v. California, in which the Court ruled that law enforcement officers may conduct traffic stops based solely on anonymous tips made via a 911 line.

Professor Chin said the ruling's impact could be significant. "Police are going to know that they can act based on anonymous tips on the 911 system almost automatically, even if the tip isn't corroborated, because of the special reliability that the Court gives to 911 calls," he said.

Gabriel "Jack" Chin, who joined the King Hall faculty in 2011, is a prolific and much-cited criminal and immigration law scholar whose work has addressed many of the most pressing social issues of our time.