Kansas v. Glover: Is it reasonable to suspect that registered owner of car is the one driving it?

I know the LEO community is carefully watching this case -- SCOTUS will hear on 4 November 2019 -- anybody going? I predict a win for the police, meaning that police would be able to legally stop a vehicle driven by an unknown driver if the registered owner of the vehicle has a suspended license or is wanted for some other reason.

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Jim H. - Virginia US
Jim H. - Virginia US

I would predict that it is not legal unless the officer can make visual identification of the driver and reasonably believes the driver is the wanted person.

It's akin to serving a warrant at a residence where the police believes the suspect is located. If another person answers the door and says that the suspect is not present at the location, I don't believe the police have the right to enter the premises in most cases.

Now of course, for a practical matter, the police can always just follow the vehicle and then pull it over for a minor traffic infraction. That's completely legal.

Burgers Allday
Burgers Allday

The main reason I think the pro-police side will win this case is that driver (Charles Glover) turned out to be the person with the suspended license. If the driver had turned out to be innocent (say, Glover's spouse) and sued civilly, then I think this case would go the other way and the police would lose.

I realize that that is not how it is supposed to work, but I think it is how it does work.

sizzle937
sizzle937

If they are looking for a male and a male is driving that should be enough.

shooter
shooter

I really don't give a sh*t what you think.

jaosnmsith
jaosnmsith

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