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Los Angeles v. Patel

Docket No.: 13-1175
Certiorari Granted: 10/20/2014
Argued: March 3, 2015
Decided: June 22, 2015


Article I, Commerce Clause, Due Process, First Amendment, Fourteenth Amendment, Fourth Amendment, OSHA, Second Amendment, judicial review, murder, privacy, probable cause, stare decisis, warrantless search

PartyNames: City of Los Angeles, California v. Naranjibhai Patel, et al.
Petitioner: City of Los Angeles, California
Respondent: Naranjibhai Patel, et al.

Court Below: United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Citation: 738 F.3d 1058
Supreme Court Docket

City of Los Angeles, California
Naranjibhai Patel, et al.
Question Presented:

I. To resolve a split between the Ninth and Sixth Circuits are facial challenges to ordinances and statutes permitted under the Fourth Amendment? II. To resolve a spilt between the Ninth Circuit and the Massachusetts Supreme Court, does a hotel have an expectation of privacy under the Fourth Amendment in a hotel guest registry where the guest supplied information is mandated by law and that ordinance authorizes the police to inspect the registry? If so, is the ordinance facially unconstitutional under the Fourth Amendment unless it expressly provides for pre-compliance judicial review before the police can inspect the registry?

Los Angeles v. Patel

March 3, 2015

Listen to Oral Argument in Los Angeles v. Patel
Vote: 5-4
Majority: Sotomayor, Kennedy, Ginsburg, Breyer, Kagan
Dissenting: Scalia,Roberts,Thomas,Alito
Opinion By:

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Los Angeles v. Patel
Case Documents

1Los Angeles v. Patel Oral Argument Audio
2Los Angeles v. Patel Oral Argument Transcript
3Slip Opinion in Los Angeles v. Patel (Opinion by Justice Sonia Sotomayor)