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2020

  • Louisiana v. Hill
    The Louisiana Supreme Court struck down a law requiring convicted sex offenders to have the designation marked on their driver's license.
  • Ogilvie v. Gordon
    California DMV cannot limit wording on license plates which may be deemed offensive. 

  • Robinson v. Long
    Tennessee’s suspension of driver’s licenses for unpaid fees ruled lawful.

  • Kansas v. Glover
    The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that an officer can run a license plate to learn if the registered owner's driver's license has been revoked is reasonable under the Fourth Amendment.

  • Kansas v. Garcia
    The U.S. Supreme Court ruled I-9 documents can be used in identity theft cases. 
        

2019

  • Hart v. Thomas
    The U.S. District Court for the Eastern Court of Kentucky ruled "IM GOD" license plate was protected by the First Amendment. 
  • Washington Department of Licensing v. Cougar Den, Inc. 
    The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that Washington state cannot tax fuel importers who are members of the Yakama Nation.

  • Timbs v. Indiana

    The U.S. Supreme Court unanimously ruled that the Constitution places limits on the ability of states and localities to impose fines and seize property used to commit crimes.

  • Mitchell v. Wisconsin

    The U.S. Supreme Court vacated and remanded in a 5-4 ruling a Wisconsin Supreme Court decision which upheld that a suspected drunk driver’s blood can be tested for diagnostic purposes when the driver is unconscious.
        

2018

  • G.A.Q.L. v. Florida
    The Florida State Appeals Court finds cell phone passwords are testimonial and protected by the Fifth Amendment. 

  • Ohio v. Randolph Institute
    The U.S. Supreme Court determines states may remove individuals from voter rolls if they skip a few elections and fail to respond to a notice from election officials

  • Stinnie v. Holcomb
    A circuit court has sent back a case targeting a Virginia law that automatically suspends drivers licenses over unpaid court fines to a lower court. 

  • Collins v. Virginia
    The U.S.  Supreme Court determines that police cannot search a vehicle on private property without a warrant. 

  • Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association v. U.S. Department of Transportation
    The D.C. Circuit’s finds that the U.S. Department of Transportation can be sued for mishandling safety citation records that potentially hurt truck drivers’ job prospects. 
        

2017

  • Osborne v. District of Columbia
    Court orders case be remanded for a new trial since the District of Columbia was obligated to show that it sent defendant notice informing him of the revocation his driver's license before he could have been convicted of operating a motor vehicle after his driver's license was revoked.

  • State of Florida v. Miller

    Defendant's charges dismissed of being a habitual traffic offender driving with a revoked driver’s license because defendant had never possessed a Florida driver’s license.

  • Glaser v. North Dakota DOT
    The ND Supreme Court says suspension of a motorist's license was in accordance with the law because the conclusion that the motorist drove or was in physical control of a motor vehicle within two hours of the performance of the chemical test was supported by a preponderance of the evidence.

  • Martin v. State of Mississippi
    The MS Supreme Court allows evidence obtained during the search of vehicle to be permissible because probable cause existed to stop the vehicle based on a reasonable belief that a traffic violation had occurred, and, upon smelling the odor of marijuana, had probable cause to search the vehicle.

  • Grasty v. Commonwealth
    VA Court of Appeals affirms the suspension of driving privilege to regardless of the fact that defendant was a commercial fisherman operating a commercial fisherman's vehicle within the parameters of suspension exemptions.

  • Sims v. Pappas
    The IN Supreme Court rules prior alcohol-related driving convictions can be introduced into evidence.

  • Bingley v. Her Majesty The Queen
    The Supreme Court of Canada dismisses the appeal and sends the case determining whether the observations of DRE experts can be used as evidence of impairment back to the Ontario Court of Appeals. 

  • Stinnie v. Holcomb
    A Federal court rules that the case to determine the constitutionality of the suspension of driver's licenses due to unpaid traffic tickets must be decided in a state court. 

  • San Jose v. Superior County Court of Santa Clara
    The CA Supreme Court rules public officials are required to disclose emails, texts and voicemails from private devices if the communications involve government affairs.
        

2016

  • North Carolina NAACP, et. al. v. McRory
    A 4th Circuit Court of Appeals struck down the state's voter ID law and other voting provisions. 

  • Veasey, et. al. v. Abbot
    The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals ordered changes to Texas’ 2011 voter identification law.
      
  • United States v. Texas
    The U.S. Supreme Court ruled 4-4 on the Obama Administration's executive immigration action case, upholding a lower court's injunction against the program. 

  • Birchfield v. North Dakota
    The U.S. Supreme Court struck down state laws that make it a crime to refuse a blood test when police have suspected a driver of impaired driving.

  • Utah v. Streiff 
    The U.S. Supreme Court ruled police can seize evidence during unlawful searches if the person has an arrest warrant out for them. 

  • Ledezma-Cosino v. Lynch
    A federal appeals court struck down part of an immigration law that made it difficult for a “habitual drunkard” to fight deportation.

  • Veasey, et al. v. Abbott
    The U.S. Supreme Court denied a request to temporarily block Texas' voter ID law. 

  • North Carolina NAACP, et. al. v. McRory
    A federal judge dismissed lawsuits challenging a N.C. law that requires voters to show a photo ID. 

  • Gaulden v. State of Florida
    The operative phrase “any vehicle involved in a crash,” for purposes of holding a driver criminally responsible for leaving the scene of a crash that results in injury or death of any person, means that a vehicle must collide with another vehicle, person, or object.

  • Aguiar v. State of Florida
    Affirms the right to detain a passenger who attempts to leave the scene of a lawful traffic stop

  • Nebraska, et. al. v Colorado
    The U.S. Supreme Court rejected  a challenge by two states - Oklahoma and Nebraska - to challenge the constitutionality of a Colorado law allowing for the sale of recreational marijuana.

  • Kansas v. Rice
    Kansas DUI law that makes test refusal a crime ruled unconstitutional. 

  • State of North Carolina v. Martinez
    A defendant who does not speak English does not have to be advised of statutory implied consent rights in a language that he or she understands.
        

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