Wired News is reporting on what is being billed as a critical case that will be heard by the United States Supreme Court next month. In Hiibel v. Nevada, the appellant is fighting the right of police to demand indentification without enough cause to make an arrest:
Wired News: Fighting for Right Not to Show ID
02:00 AM Feb. 27, 2004 PT
Dudley Hiibel, a Nevada rancher who covets his privacy, didn't want to hand over his identification to a police officer in 2000. His refusal landed him in jail and his name on the U.S. Supreme Court's docket. "
The Electronic Privacy Information Center has a good information page on the case and has filed an amicus brief with the Court. Mr. Hiibel also has a page of his own for those who want to check out out: http://www.papersplease.org.