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Search and Seizure (Open Carry): Northrup v. City of Toledo Police Department

Question: If someone is openly carrying a firearm, can an officer conduct a Terry stop and frisk and disarm the person?


Search and Seizure (Warrantless Home Entry, Noise Complaint, Exigency): State of Ohio v. Gorden

Question: Can an officer prevent someone from closing their door by placing their foot in the doorway without an exception to the warrant requirement? 


Search and Seizure (Terry Stop and Frisk): State v. Holder III

Question: Can an officer automatically conduct a pat-down before placing a subject in his patrol car?