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Kyllo v. United States

Docket No.: 99-8508
Argued: February 20, 2001
Decided: June 11, 2001

Topics:

Amendment 4: Fourth Amendment, Criminal Procedure, Search and Seizure, Fourth Amendment, Sixth Amendment, habeas, habeas corpus, ineffective assistance of counsel, privacy, probable cause, search and seizure, searches and seizures, warrantless search

Petitioner: Kyllo
Respondent: United States

Court Below: THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE NINTH CIRCUIT
Citation: 190 F.3d 1041
Lower Court Decision
Supreme Court Docket


533 U.S. 27 (2001)
Question:

Does the use of a thermal-imaging device to detect relative amounts of heat emanating from a private home constitute an unconstitutional search in violation of the Fourth Amendment?

Kyllo v. United States
ORAL ARGUMENT

February 20, 2001

Holding: reversed and remanded
Decision: Decision: 5 votes for Kyllo, 4 vote(s) against
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