"...do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic..."

"For the good of the Air Force, for the good of the armed services and for the good of our country, I urge you to reject convention and careerism..."
- Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, Maxwell AFB, April 21, 2008

"You will need to challenge conventional wisdom and call things like you see them to subordinates and superiors alike."
- Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, United States Air Force Academy, March 4, 2011

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Air Force Officer Takes Border Patrol Row To High Court

By Matthew Bultman

Law360, New York (August 17, 2015, 1:38 PM ET) -- A U.S. Air Force officer detained at a traffic checkpoint near the Mexican border has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review his case, claiming Border Patrol agents violated his constitutional rights by unnecessarily prolonging their investigation.

Richard Rynearson filed a petition with the high court earlier this month, asking justices to consider whether agents violated his Fourth Amendment protections from unreasonable searches and seizures during the 34-minute encounter in 2010.

He wants the Supreme Court to reverse a split Fifth Circuit decision that found in... 

Read more of the article from Law360.Com

For those interested in the LexisNexis summary of the lawsuit written by Daniel M. Kowalski, please click here.

For those interested in a compilation of the video of the thirty-four minute checkpoint detention, audio of the oral argument before the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, and video of Fox News discussing these checkpoints please view the video below entitled, "Clearly Established: The Importance of Filming to Establish Truth of Events."

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