New U.S. Supreme Court Decision Approves “Informational” Checkpoint

A January decision of the U.S. Supreme Court sheds new light on the constitutionality of vehicle checkpoints, specifically “informational” checkpoints. This column reviews that case, Illinois v. Lidster, and vehicle checkpoints in general. Checkpoint Challenged On August 30, 1997, Detective Vasil spent a few hours standing in the middle of the eastbound lanes of busy … Continue reading New U.S. Supreme Court Decision Approves “Informational” Checkpoint