Key Supreme Court Cases
These are some of most important U.S. Supreme Court cases that impact your rights during police encounters. Click on each case to get a brief description of the case and a practical explanation of how the ruling might impact how you should approach a given police encounter.
The Bill of Rights protections that matter most during police encounters are mandated by the U.S. Supreme Court, and all states must uphold them. States may offer more protection for these rights than the Supreme Court does, but not less. For that reason, our information is applicable to all 50 states in the U.S.