Arizona v. Johnson

Docket No.
Argument
Dec 9, 2008
Tr.
Opinion
Vote
9-0
Author
Ginsburg
Term

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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