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Editor's Note :

This week the blog will publish a multi-part online symposium on United States v. Texas, a challenge by Texas and twenty-five states to the Obama administration's deferred-action policy for immigration. Contributions to this special feature, as well as an “explainer” by this blog's Lyle Denniston, are available here.

Pearson v. Callahan

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
07-751 10th Cir. Oct 14, 2008
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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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