Topic Archive: Search & Seizure

Search & Seizure

The Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, prohibiting “unreasonable searches and seizures,” is the subject of an extensive jurisprudence. Search and seizure issues raised under the Fourth Amendment are numerous, complicated, and have resulted in case law that vary greatly from state to state. In light of recent U.S. Supreme Court cases, juvenile defenders are…

Arizona v. Tyler B.

In March 2013, NJDC, along with 40 other organizations and individuals, signed onto an amicus brief filed by Juvenile Law Center in support of Tyler B., asserting that the trial court properly exercised its discretion in granting Tyler’s motion to suppress evidence derived from a blood draw. Amici argued that a youth’s age and other…

In the Matter of T.A.S.

NJDC joined the ACLU of North Carolina and several other civil rights and juvenile justice organizations in filing a brief to the Supreme Court of North Carolina on behalf of T.A.S., a 15-year old public alternative school student who was searched on school grounds, arguing the search was unconstitutional. The search occurred when school officials,…

T.S. v. Gabbard

NJDC, along with several other interested organizations, signed onto an amicus brief filed by Juvenile Law Center to the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit regarding the strip searches of juveniles in detention facilities. In this case, juveniles were arrested after attending a middle school graduation party, charged with underage drinking, detained…