How the Supreme Court Made It Legal for Cops to Pull You Over for Pretty Much Anything

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This story was co-published with the Marshall Project.

Legal principles can be complicated, but in most courts, until eight months ago, there was a pretty simple one: Ignorance of the law is no excuse. Then came Heien v. North Carolina, decided by the US Supreme Court in December. Now the principle is: Ignorance of the law is no excuse—unless you're the cop enforcing the law, in which case it is, or at least can be, depending upon whether your...

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