At 1400 on Monday March 19, 2012 the final pretrial conference for my ongoing civil rights lawsuit will take place at the Tucson Federal District Court. The joint pretrial order was filed with the court on February 22nd and the court issued the order for pretrial conference on February 23rd. At some point after the pretrial conference, we will learn the dates of the actual trial.
The video pretty much speaks for itself. Knowing your rights and how to exercise them is a powerful thing. The only thing I’d do differently is only roll down my window an inch or so. No need to give a police officer who has seized you absent suspicion access to the cab of your vehicle and the opportunity to claim he smelled alcohol or drugs.
Good news on the checkpoint front.
Utah’s House of Representatives passed a bill on February 23rd that would effectively ban license and sobriety checkpoints in the state. If passed by Utah’s Senate and signed into law, Utah will become the 12th state in the Union to ban such suspicionless seizures of individuals inside a state’s boundaries.