A divided Pennsylvania Supreme Court upheld a lower court decision suppressing evidence in a drunken-driving case. At issue was the police officer's use of his cruiser's emergency lights before having reasonable suspicion that the defendant--who had pulled over and turned off her vehicle--was engaged in criminal activity. Pointed dissenting opinions argued that use of the emergency lights was required to alert the defendant and to ensure the officer's safety. Read more at PennLive.com.
A panel of the Third Circuit Court of Appeals has once again held that New Jersey's sports betting law is invalid for conflicting with federal gaming law, which restricts sports betting to Delaware, Montana, Nevada, and Oregon. The state has pledged to ask for rehearing en banc. Read more at Philly.com.