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News Posted on November 3, 2017

Professor Chin Cited in Seventh Circuit Dissent

Research co-authored by Professor Gabriel “Jack” Chin is cited in a U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit dissent in United States v. Randy Johnson, a case concerning Fourth Amendment rights and evidence seized as part of the process of issuing a parking ticket. The dissent cites “Reasonable but Unconstitutional: Racial Profiling and the Radical Objectivity of Whren v. United States,” written by Professor Chin with Charles J. Vernon and published in the George Washington Law Review in 2015. The article contends that the Court should overrule its statement in Whren that racial profiling does not violate the Fourth Amendment so long as searches or seizures are based on probable cause.

Gabriel "Jack" Chin is Martin Luther King, Jr. Professor of Law and holder of the Edward L. Barrett, Jr. Endowed Chair at UC Davis School of Law. He 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.