Arizona v. Gant

Docket No.
Argument
Oct 7, 2008
Tr.
Opinion
Vote
5-4
Author
Stevens
Term

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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