High Court Won't Hear Air Force Officer's Checkpoint Row

Law360, New York (March 21, 2016, 4:52 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear the case of a U.S. Air Force officer who claimed a lengthy immigration checkpoint stop violated his constitutional rights.

The high court did not expand on its reasoning for not reviewing a split Fifth Circuit ruling that said two U.S. Customs and Border Patrol agents did not violate Air Force Major Richard Rynearson's Fourth Amendment rights when they held him for 34 minutes at an internal checkpoint in Texas.

J. Carl Cecere, the attorney representing Rynearson, told...
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