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Ferguson v. City of Charleston

Docket No.: 99-936
Argued: October 4, 2000
Decided: March 21, 2001

Topics:

Amendment 4: Fourth Amendment, Criminal Procedure, Search and Seizure, ADA, Due Process, Eleventh Amendment, Equal Access to Justice, First Amendment, Fourth Amendment, Miranda, privacy, probable cause, search and seizure, searches and seizures, sovereign immunity, warrantless search

Petitioner: Ferguson
Respondent: City of Charleston

Court Below: THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE FOURTH CIRCUIT
Citation: 186 F.3d 469
Lower Court Decision
Supreme Court Docket


532 U.S. 67 (2001)
Question:

Is a state hospital's performance of a diagnostic test to obtain evidence of a patient's criminal conduct for law enforcement purposes an unreasonable search in violation of the Fourth Amendment if the patient has not consented to the procedure?

Ferguson v. City of Charleston
ORAL ARGUMENT

October 04, 2000

Holding: reversed and remanded
Decision: Decision: 6 votes for Ferguson, 3 vote(s) against
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