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Illinois v. Lidster

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

Topics:

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

Illinois
v.
Robert S. Lidster
540 U.S. 419 (2004)
Question:

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?

Note:

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Illinois v. Lidster
ORAL ARGUMENT

November 5, 2003

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