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United States v. Flores-Montano

Docket No.: 02-1794
Certiorari Granted: Oct 14 2003
Argued: February 25, 2004
Decided: March 30, 2004

Topics:

Amendment 4: Fourth Amendment, Criminal Procedure, Search and Seizure, Vehicles, 9 U.S.C. 1, Fourth Amendment, absolute immunity, privacy, probable cause, searches and seizures, sovereign immunity, trademark

PartyNames: United States v. Manuel Flores-Montano
Petitioner: United States
Respondent: Manuel Flores-Montano

Court Below: United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Citation: CA 9, unpublished (3/14/03). QUESTION PRESENTED: Whether, under the Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution,customs officers at the international border must have reasonable suspicion to remove, disassemble, and search a vehicle's fuel tank for contraband. CERT. GRANTED: 10/14/03
Supreme Court Docket

United States
v.
Manuel Flores-Montano
541 U.S. 149 (2004)
Question Presented:

Whether, under the Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution,customs officers at the international border must have reasonable suspicion to remove, disassemble, and search a vehicle's fuel tank for contraband. CERT. GRANTED: 10/14/03

Question:

Does the Fourth Amendment require customs officers at the international border to have reasonable suspicion in order to remove, disassemble, and search a vehicle's gas tank for illegal material?

Note:

. CA 9, unpublished (3/14/03).

United States v. Flores-Montano
ORAL ARGUMENT

February 25, 2004

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