Court Rules: Cops Can’t Pull You Over Due To Out-Of-State License Plates

The Tenth Circuit has ruled that just because you come from a state that has legal weed, it’s not justification enough to get pulled over in a state that hasn’t legalized it. This comes on the heels of many Colorado travelers that felt they were being targeted when visiting neighboring states.

“It is time to abandon the pretense that state citizenship is a permissible basis upon which to justify the detention and search of out-of-state motorists, and time to stop the practice of detention of motorists for nothing more than an out-of-state license plate,” Judge Carlos Lucero wrote in his majority decision.

Noting that medical marijuana is now legal in 26 states and Washington, DC, Lucero said using state pot laws as an excuse for a traffic stop “would justify the search and seizure of the citizens of more than half of the states in our country.”

Read the full article at Vice News.

Marco Lopez

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