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Bailey v. United States

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
11-770 2d Cir. Nov 1, 2012
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Feb 19, 2013 6-3 Kennedy OT 2012
 
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Holding: The rule in Michigan v. Summers that officers executing a search warrant are permitted “to detain the occupants of the premises while a proper search is conducted” is limited to the immediate vicinity of the premises to be searched and does not apply when a recent occupant of the premises was detained at a point beyond any reasonable understanding of the immediate vicinity of the premises in question.

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Judgment: Reversed and remanded, 6-3, in an opinion by Justice Kennedy on February 19, 2013. Justice Scalia filed a concurring opinion in which Justice Ginsburg and Justice Kagan joined. Justice Breyer filled a dissenting opinion in which Justice Thomas and Justice Alito joined.

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Holding: The rule in Michigan v. Summers that officers executing a search warrant are permitted “to detain the occupants of the premises while a proper search is conducted” is limited to the immediate vicinity of the premises to be searched and does not apply when a recent occupant of the premises was detained at a point beyond any reasonable understanding of the immediate vicinity of the premises in question.   JudgmentReversed and remanded, 6-3, in an opinion by Justice Kennedy on February 19, 2013. Justice Scalia filed a concurring opinion in which Justice Ginsburg and Justice Kagan joined. Justice Breyer filled a dissenting opinion in which Justice Thomas and Justice Alito joined.
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