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Wyoming v. Houghton

Docket No.: 98-184
Argued: January 12, 1999
Decided: April 5, 1999

Topics:

Amendment 4: Fourth Amendment, Criminal Procedure, Search and Seizure, Vehicles, Fourteenth Amendment, Fourth Amendment, privacy, probable cause, search and seizure, searches and seizures, warrantless search

Petitioner: Wyoming
Respondent: Houghton

Court Below: THE SUPREME COURT OF WYOMING
Supreme Court Docket


526 U.S. 295 (1999)
Question:

May police officers, with probable cause to search a car, inspect personal items belonging to its passengers without violating the Fourth Amendment's protection against unreasonable searches?

Wyoming v. Houghton
ORAL ARGUMENT

January 12, 1999

Holding: reversed
Decision: Decision: 6 votes for Wyoming, 3 vote(s) against
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