Editor's Note :

Editor's Note :

We expect orders from the March 24 conference on Monday at 9:30 a.m. There is a possibility of opinions on Tuesday, March 28 and Wednesday, March 29.
On Monday the court hears oral argument in Advocate Health Care Network v. Stapleton. Ronald Mann has our preview.
On Monday the court also hears oral argument in TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC. Ronald Mann has our preview.

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
 
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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.

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

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