Editor's Note :

Editor's Note :

We expect orders from the February 17 conference on Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. There is a possibility of opinions on Wednesday, February 22.
On Tuesday the court hears oral argument in Hernández v. Mesa. Amy Howe has our preview.
On Tuesday the court also hears oral argument in McLane Co. v. EEOC. Charlotte Garden 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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