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Jurisdiction 1Statement of the Case 1-7Question Presented 7-8Summary of Argument 8-11Analysis of Issue 1 11-12Analysis of Issue 2 13-14Conclusion 14-15Arizona vs Hicks 480 US 321 1987Illinois vs Andreas 463 US 765 1983Michigan vs Long 463 US 1032 n 16 1983Texas vs Brown 460 US 730 1983The Minnesota Supreme Court found the respondent Timothy Dickerson guilty of the possession of cocaine The Minnesota Court of Appeals reversed the decision The Supreme Court of the United States of America granted certiorari and found that contraband detected through touch shall be admissible in court This was affirmed on June 7 1993On the night of November 9 1989 two Minneapolis law enforcement officers were patrolling an area on the citys north side in a marked squad car At 815 pm one of the patrolling police officers noticed the defendant Timothy Dickerson leaving a twelve-unit apartment building on Morgan Avenue North This particular officer had often responded to calls from this building in the past regarding different drug violations The building had notoriously been referred to as a crack house and this is partially why the officers assumed there were illegal actions occurring when the respondent was leaving the location According to information released at the time of the trial the defendant was walking toward the police officers vehicle when he suddenly changed direction and began running away from where they were parked The officers began to watch him suspiciously and observed his actions while he walked down a quiet and empty alley The officers suspected that the defendant was involved in some type of drug trafficking and continued to follow him and investigate him furtherBefore the trial the defendant moved to suppress the cocaine that was found by the officers that night However this was negated because the officers were justified from the case law under Terry v Ohio 392 US 1 1968 This case had very similar issues to that of
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