Editor's Note :

Editor's Note :

In previous years, the Court released orders the morning after the Court’s “Long Conference.” It has not done so this year. Beginning last Term, the Court consistently considered petitions at least two times before granting certiorari. To the extent that practice continues -- and there is no affirmative evidence the Court intends to drop it -- so we are again doubtful that certiorari will be granted in any cases today.

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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