M.D.Ala.: A “Car-Mart” advertisement in place of the license plate was RS for a stop to inquire whether vehicle just purchased or not

“Thus, having viewed the ‘Car-Mart’ advertisement serving as Defendant’s license tag or plate, Cpl. Williams possessed reasonable suspicion to believe that Defendant was in violation of those laws” about getting a car licensed within 20 days of purchase, so the stop was valid. United States v. Chappell, 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 119712 (M.D. Ala. June 30, 2017), adopted, 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 119512 (M.D. Ala. July 31, 2017).

Defendant claimed pretext, but the court finds probable cause for the vehicle stop and search based on the collective knowledge or “fellow officer” rule. United States v. Lara, 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 119367 (D. Mass. July 31, 2017).*

Work retaliation doesn’t state a Fourth Amendment claim. Davis v. Ala. DOT, 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 122763 (N.D. Ala. Aug. 2, 2017).*

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