|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
|07-542||Supreme Court of Arizona||
Oct 7, 2008
||Apr 21, 2009||5-4||Stevens||OT 2008|
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.