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Illinois v. Lidster

Docket No.: 02-1060
Certiorari Granted: May 5 2003
Argued: November 5, 2003
Decided: January 13, 2004


Amendment 4: Fourth Amendment, Criminal Procedure, Search and Seizure, Vehicles, Bankruptcy, Bankruptcy Code, Fourth Amendment, Miranda, chapter 11, chapter 7, immigration, murder, privacy

PartyNames: Illinois v. Robert S. Lidster
Petitioner: Illinois
Respondent: Robert S. Lidster

Court Below: Supreme Court of Illinois
Supreme Court Docket

Robert S. Lidster
540 U.S. 419 (2004)

Does Indianapolis v. Edmond, which dealt with the Fourth and 14th Amendment prohibitions of unreasonable searches and seizures, prohibit checkpoints organized to question motorists about a previous offense and arrest motorists for drunk driving?


Opinion below: Supreme Court of Illinois, 779 N.E.2d 855. QUESTION PRESENTED FOR REVIEW Whether Indianapolis v. Edmond, 531 U.S. 32 (2000), prohibits police officers fromconducting a checkpoint organized to investigate a prior offense, at which checkpoint law enforcement officers briefly stopped all oncoming motorists to handout flyers aboutError: /rangecheck in --.showstring1-- Operand stack: --nostringval-- --dict:8/17(L)-- 1606 6247 (028) 110 false --nostringval-- 2 Execution stack: %interp_exit .runexec2 --nostringval-- --nostringval-- --nostringval-- 2 %stopped_push --nostringval-- --nostringval-- --nostringval-- false 1 %stopped_push 1877 2 3 %oparray_pop 1876 2 3 %oparray_pop 1860 2 3 %oparray_pop --nostringval-- --nostringval-- 2 1 1 --nostringval-- %for_pos_int_continue --nostringval-- --nostringval-- --nostringval-- --nostringval-- %array_continue --nostringval-- false 1 %stopped_push --nostringval-- %loop_continue --nostringval-- 1903 3 9 %oparray_pop --nostringval-- --nostringval-- --nostringval-- Dictionary stack: --dict:1207/1684(ro)(G)-- --dict:1/20(G)-- --dict:78/200(L)-- --dict:78/200(L)-- --dict:108/127(ro)(G)-- --dict:288/300(ro)(G)-- --dict:22/25(L)-- --dict:6/8(L)-- --dict:28/40(L)-- Current allocation mode is local

Illinois v. Lidster

November 5, 2003

Holding: reversed
Decision: Decision: 6 votes for Illinois, 3 vote(s) against
Vote: 6-3

Illinois v. Lidster
Case Documents

1Opinion in Illinois v. Lidster
2Opinion in Illinois v. Lidster
3Slip Opinion in Illinois v. Lidster (Opinion by )
Additional documents for this case are pending review.