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Arizona v. Gant
No. 07-542

Title:

    Arizona v. Rodney Joseph Gant

Subject:

    Criminal Law & Procedure, Fourth Amendment

Question:

    In New York v. Belton, 453 U.S. 454 (1981), the Court held that the risks to officer safety and to the preservation of evidence inherent in the arrest of a vehicle's recent occupant justify a contemporaneous warrantless search of the automobile's passenger compartment incident to the arrest. The question presented is: does the Fourth Amendment require law enforcement officers to demonstrate a threat to their safety or a need to preserve evidence related to the crime of arrest in order to justify a warrantless vehicular search incident to arrest conducted after the vehicle's recent occupants have been arrested and secured?

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Counsel of Record

For Petitioner:

Joseph T. Maziarz
Office of the Arizona Attorney General
Phoenix, AZ

For Respondent:

Thomas F. Jacobs
Tucson, AZ



 

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