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Atwater v. City of Lago Vista

Docket No.: 99-1408
Argued: December 4, 2000
Decided: April 24, 2001

Topics:

Amendment 4: Fourth Amendment, Criminal Procedure, Search and Seizure, Vehicles, Article I, Bill of Rights, Civil Procedure, Environmental Protection Agency, Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, Fourteenth Amendment, Fourth Amendment, Miranda, privacy, probable cause, qualified immunity, res judicata, search and seizure, searches and seizures

Petitioner: Atwater
Respondent: City of Lago Vista

Court Below: THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE FIFTH CIRCUIT
Citation: 195 F.3d 242
Lower Court Decision
Supreme Court Docket


532 U.S. 318 (2001)
Question:

Does the Fourth Amendment, either by incorporating common-law restrictions on misdemeanor arrests or otherwise, limit a police officer's authority to arrest without warrant for minor criminal offenses?

Atwater v. City of Lago Vista
ORAL ARGUMENT

December 04, 2000

Holding: affirmed
Decision: Decision: 5 votes for City of Lago Vista, 4 vote(s) against

Atwater v. City of Lago Vista
Case Documents

1Opinion in Atwater v. City of Lago Vista
2Opinion in Atwater v. City of Lago Vista
Additional documents for this case are pending review.