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Florida v. J.L.
United States Supreme Court
529 U.S. 266 (2000)
Miami-Dade Police received an anonymous tip that a man matching J.L.’s (defendant’s) description had a gun at the bus stop. Officers stopped and frisked J.L. and found a gun. J.L. was charged with possessing a concealed firearm without a license and while under age 18. J.L. moved to suppress the gun on the grounds that it was found during an unlawful search. The trial court granted the motion. The appellate court reversed. The Supreme Court of Florida quashed the appellate court’s ruling and held that the search violated the Fourth Amendment. The United States Supreme Court granted certiorari.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Ginsburg, J.)
Concurrence (Kennedy, J)
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