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Brendlin v. California

Docket No.: 06-8120
Certiorari Granted: Jan 19 2007
Argued: April 23, 2007
Decided: June 18, 2007

Topics:

Fourth Amendment, privacy, probable cause, Union

PartyNames: Bruce Edward Brendlin v. California
Petitioner: Bruce Edward Brendlin
Respondent: California

Court Below: Supreme Court of California

Bruce Edward Brendlin
v.
California
551 U.S. 249 (2007)
Question Presented:

Whether a passenger in a vehicle subject to a traffic stop is thereby "detained" for purposes of the Fourth Amendment, thus allowing the passenger to contest the legality of the traffic stop.

Question:

When a vehicle is subject to a traffic stop, is a passenger in the vehicle "detained" for purposes of the Fourth Amendment?

Holding: judgment vacated and remanded
Vote: 9-0
Opinion By:
Read BRENDLIN V. CALIFORNIA opinion (PDF)
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