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Jurisprudence

Faculty Scholarship Series

1985

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The Jurisprudence Of The Burger Court: A Reading Of Michigan V. Long, Jan Ginter Deutsch Jan 1985

The Jurisprudence Of The Burger Court: A Reading Of Michigan V. Long, Jan Ginter Deutsch

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Law is currently perceived by many as a set of technicalities used to keep criminals out of jail. Even those lawyers opposed to the Warren Court expansion of constitutional rights see such a view as an oversimplification, a shibboleth - a shibboleth, how­ ever, to which the facts in Michigan v. Long 1 seem tailor-made.

One night, in a rural area, a car was travelling erratically and at excessive speed. It swerved into a ditch. Police officers stopped to investigate. The car's occupant, who was at the rear of the car, and "appeared to be under the influence of something ...