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Pearson v. Callahan

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
07-751 10th Cir. Oct 14, 2008
Tr.
Jan 21, 2009 9-0 Alito OT 2008

Issue: Whether, for qualified immunity purposes, police officers may enter a home without a warrant on the theory that the owner consented to the entry by previously permitting an undercover informant into the home. (Note: in addition to the questions presented, the Court directed the parties to brief and argue the following question: “Whether the Court’s decision in Saucier v. Katz, 533 U.S. 194 (2001) should be overruled?”)

Judgment: Reversed, 9-0, in an opinion by Justice Samuel Alito on January 21, 2009.

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