Abstract

"WHEN WILL THIS TRAFFIC STOP END?": THE UNITED STATES SUPREME COURT'S DODGE OF EVERY DETAINED MOTORIST'S CENTRAL CONCERN&EMDASH;OHIO V. ROBINETTE

GEORGE M. DERY III

Copyright 1998 Florida State University Law Review

The true question presented by the United States Supreme Court in Ohio v. Robinette is the one asked by every motorist stopped on our nation's roads: "When will this traffic stop end?" Part II of this Article examines the history behind the Court's current view of Fourth Amendment seizures of the person. Part III critically examines the Supreme Court's analysis in Robinette. Finally, Part IV offers proposed definitions to clarify the boundaries of seizure of the person under the Fourth Amendment.

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