SCOTUS to Decide: Are Police Extra-Special Under the Law?

People can’t plead ignorance of the law to excuse a violation. The first case of the new Supreme Court term Monday tests whether there’s a double standard when it comes to the police.

A case from North Carolina turns on whether an officer’s mistaken belief about a state law still can justify a traffic stop that led to the discovery of cocaine.

The answer is, “No.”

via News from The Associated Press.