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Florida v. White

Docket No.: 98-223
Argued: March 23, 1999
Decided: May 17, 1999

Topics:

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

Petitioner: Florida
Respondent: White

Supreme Court Docket


526 U.S. 559 (1999)
Question:

Does the Fourth Amendment require the police to obtain a warrant before seizing an automobile from a public place when they have probable cause to believe that it is forfeitable contraband under the Florida Contraband Forfeiture Act?

Florida v. White
ORAL ARGUMENT

March 23, 1999

Holding: reversed and remanded
Decision: Decision: 7 votes for Florida, 2 vote(s) against
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