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Alvarez v. Smith

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
08-351 7th Cir. Oct 14, 2009
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Dec 8, 2009 8-1 Breyer OT 2009

Holding: The Court agreed to decide how long the police could hold onto seized property without giving the property owner a hearing. When the police returned all the owners' seized property, the Court decided that the case was moot.

Judgment: Vacated and remanded, 8-1, in an opinion by Justice Stephen Breyer on December 8, 2009. Justice Stevens filed an opinion concurring in part and dissenting in part (which SCOTUSblog counts as a dissent).

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