The Utah Supreme Court last week repudiated a previous decision that said it makes no difference whether a police officer opens a vehicle door or asks a driver to do so in the course of an investigation.

On Oct. 22, the state Supreme Court sided with the defendant, Robert Malloy, that the identity of the party that opens a vehicle door—whether it’s a police officer or driver asked to do so—may have constitutional significance under the Fourth Amendment.

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