|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
Oct 14, 2008
||Jan 21, 2009||9-0||Alito||OT 2008|
Issue: Whether, for qualified immunity purposes, police officers may enter a home without a warrant on the theory that the owner consented to the entry by previously permitting an undercover informant into the home. (Note: in addition to the questions presented, the Court directed the parties to brief and argue the following question: â€œWhether the Courtâ€™s decision in Saucier v. Katz, 533 U.S. 194 (2001) should be overruled?â€)
Judgment: Reversed, 9-0, in an opinion by Justice Samuel Alito on January 21, 2009.