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United States v. Martinez-Fuerte

Case Conclusion Date: 06.30.1976

Practice Area: Criminal Defense

Outcome: Reversed Ninth Circuit grant of relief

Description: This issue concerned the legality of checkpoint stops at the San Clemente, CA checkpoint. The Ninth Circuit ruled it was illegal and the SCOTUS reversed, holding that a checkpoint stop, as opposed to search, could be done without suspicion focused on the car stopped..

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