Editor's Note :

Editor's Note :

We expect orders from the February 23 conference on Monday at 9:30 a.m. There is a possibility of opinions on Tuesday at 10 a.m.
On Monday the court hears oral argument in Janus v. American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees, Council 31. Amy Howe has our preview.
On Monday the court also hears oral argument in Ohio v. American Express Co. Beth Farmer has our preview.

Arizona v. Johnson

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
07-1122 Ariz. Ct. App. Division Two Dec 9, 2008
Tr.
Jan 26, 2009 9-0 Ginsburg OT 2008

Issue: Whether, in the context of a vehicular stop for a minor traffic infraction, an officer may conduct a pat-down search of a passenger when the officer has an articulable basis to believe the passenger might be armed and presently dangerous, but had no reasonable grounds to believe that the passenger is committing, or has committed, a criminal offense.

Judgment: Reversed and remanded, 9-0, in an opinion by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on January 26, 2009.

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