Traffic Stop OK if Registered Owner’s License Revoked?

The United States Supreme Court recently ruled in a case arising out of Kansas City that a traffic stop is legal if the police, while driving behind a truck, investigate the license plate to identify the registered owner and then discover the registered owner has a revoked license. The astute reader will recognize that officers, in making the traffic stop, must assume that the registered owner is driving the truck. Does such an assumption violate any standard of reasonableness in making such a detention? No, held the U.S. Supreme Court. To read a summary of this rather startling opinion, please click on the following link –

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