Briefly Mentioned :

Briefly Noted :

The chief justice has submitted to Congress proposed amendments to the Federal Rules of Appellate, Bankruptcy, Civil and Criminal Procedure.

Arizona v. Gant

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
07-542 Supreme Court of Arizona Oct 7, 2008
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Apr 21, 2009 5-4 Stevens OT 2008

Issue: Whether, under New York v. Belton (1981), police may conduct a warrantless search of a car if its recently arrested occupant poses no threat to officer safety or preservation of evidence.

Judgment: Affirmed, 5-4, in an opinion by Justice John Paul Stevens on April 21, 2009.

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