Chicago v. Morales notes - Chicago v. Morales 119 S. Ct....

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Unformatted text preview: Chicago v. Morales 119 S. Ct. 1849 (1999) Justice Stevens, Souter, Ginsburg. opinion on Parts 1,2,5 and Souter& Ginsburg with 3, 4,6 It concerns an ordinance where, it does not allow gang members to loiter in groups. Only Gang spet can make these arrests. Has 4 parts. First, offer must reasonably believe that at least 1 of the 2 or more persons in a public place, is a criminal street gang member. Second, Person must be loitering, remaining in the same place for no reason. Third, Office must then order everyone to remove themselves from the area Fourth, if they disobey the order, that person is guilty of violating the ordinance. They trained special people to identify criminal gang members, and it was only enforced in designated areas, not released to the public. 89k dispersal orders. 42k people arrested for violating the ordinance. Not that laws against gangs are unconstitutional, but this ordinance is too vague. The terms to remain in any one place with no apparent purpose do not give due process because it is so vague...
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