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Hiibel v. Sixth Judicial District Court of the State of Nevada

Court Type: U.S. Supreme Court
Status: Closed (Judgment)
Last Update: March 22, 2004

What's at Stake

Reviewing right of police to arrest people who refuse to identify themselves. DECIDED

The issue in the case is whether the police can arrest someone they have lawfully stopped for questioning on the street merely because that person refuses to identify himself. The ACLU brief argues that the refusal to identify oneself to the police does not, by itself, establish probable cause to arrest.

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