- Supreme Court decision from Utah vs. Strieff case could obstruct 4th amendment, Philip Holloway says
- The decision allows police to stop people without reasonable suspicion, Holloway says
Philip Holloway, a CNN legal analyst, is a criminal defense lawyer who heads his own firm in Cobb County, Georgia. A former prosecutor and adjunct professor of criminal justice, he is former president of the Cobb County Bar Association's criminal law section. Follow him on Twitter: @PhilHollowayEsq. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author.
(CNN)When I graduated from the police academy in 1988, I left knowing that police officers are limited by no less authority than the Constitution of the United States in just how and when we could stop a citizen and conduct an investigation. The instructors were quite clear: "You cannot lawfully stop someone unless you have at least 'reasonable articulable suspicion.'"