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United States v. Banks

Docket No.: 02-473
Certiorari Granted: Feb 24 2003
Argued: October 15, 2003
Decided: December 2, 2003

Topics:

Amendment 4: Fourth Amendment, Criminal Procedure, Search and Seizure, Bill of Rights, Fourth Amendment, Miranda, habeas, habeas corpus, judicial review, privacy, probable cause, res judicata, searches and seizures

PartyNames: United States v. Lashawn Lowell Banks
Petitioner: United States
Respondent: Lashawn Lowell Banks

Court Below: United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Citation: CA 9, 282 F.3d 699. QUESTION PRESENTED Whether law enforcement officers executin g a warrant to search for illegal drugsviolated the Fourth Amendment and 18 U. S.C. 3109, thereby requiring suppression of evidence, when they forcibly entere d a small apartment in the middle of theafternoon 15-20 seconds after knocking and announcing their presence.
Supreme Court Docket

United States
v.
Lashawn Lowell Banks
540 U.S. 31 (2003)
Question:

How long must officers wait after knocking on a door before they can use force to break it down in order to execute a warrant?

Note:

. CA 9, 282 F.3d 699. QUESTION PRESENTED Whether law enforcement officers executin g a warrant to search for illegal drugsviolated the Fourth Amendment and 18 U. S.C. 3109, thereby requiring suppression of evidence, when they forcibly entere d a small apartment in the middle of theafternoon 15-20 seconds after knocking and announcing their presence. CERT. GRANTED: 2/24/03

United States v. Banks
ORAL ARGUMENT

October 15, 2003

Holding: reversed
Decision: Decision: 9 votes for United States, 0 vote(s) against
Vote: 9-0
Opinion By:
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