The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday ruled that police officers don't necessarily violate a person's constitutional rights when they stop a car based on a mistaken understanding of the law.The court said the officer made a "reasonable mistake." Hence it's not an unreasonable search and seizure.
The case involved drugs found after a traffic light for one broken brake light in a state where one broken brake light isn't a traffic violation.
How can police claim ignorance of the law as a defense?
Strange, I say. Eight of nine supreme court justices disagree with my take.