The Minnesota Supreme Court will visit Champlin Park High School on Monday, May 12, and hear argument on whether the exclusionary rule applies to civil forfeiture cases. Should be interseting — the basis for the stop apparently was that the driver had both hands on the wheel and was looking straight ahead. But the basis for a stop is irrelevant in a civil forfeiture proceeding, the Court of Appeals ruled. The case is Garcia-Mendoza v. 2003 Chevy Tahoe.
The justices will answer students’ questions after the argument and speak to students in the afternoon.