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Supreme Court Reviews Case of Illegal Search

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Supreme Court Reviews Case of Illegal Search

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Supreme Court Reviews Case of Illegal Search

Supreme Court Reviews Case of Illegal Search

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Supreme Court justices heard arguments in the case of a man who was stopped for driving with a suspended license in Virginia. Instead of following a state law that directs police to write a ticket and let suspended drivers go, officers arrested David Moore and searched him. They found crack cocaine in his jacket. Moore was convicted and sentenced to prison. The Virginia Supreme Court overturned the conviction, saying the cocaine should never have been admitted.