The Texas Tech University School of Law Digital Repository

The Cowboy and the Cop: The Saga of Dudley Hiibel, 9/11, and the Vanishing Fourth Amendment

Show full item record

Preview:
Title: The Cowboy and the Cop: The Saga of Dudley Hiibel, 9/11, and the Vanishing Fourth Amendment
Author: Loewy, Arnold H.
Abstract: In Hiibel v. Sixth Judicial Court, the Supreme Court held that a rural rancher/cowboy, lawfully parked by the side of the road, could be deemed a criminal simply for refusing to identify himself to a police officer, notwithstanding that he was guilty of no other crime. In this essay, Professor Loewy explores how we came to reach such a legal climate; and, in the course thereof, ultimately focus on whether Dudley Hiibel was a victim of 9/11. And, if he was, are we all less free because of it? The professor begins this essay by examining the circumstances surrounding Mr. Hiibel's confrontation with the Nevada police. Next, he suggests a hypothetical dissenting opinion that should have been written in this case. Then, he discusses the potential ramifications of the case on the citizenry. Finally, the professor concludes with Dudley Hiibel's poignant comments about his case, regretful to say, were more prescient than those of the five Justices that voted to uphold his conviction.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10601/595
Related Resources: Click to follow Hein Online link Click to follow Lexis link Click to follow Westlaw link
Date: 2005

Files in this item

Files Size Format View
Loewy Cowboy 2005.pdf 516.8Kb PDF View/Open

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show full item record

Search ScHOLAR

Browse

My Account