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Michigan v. Long

Significance, Deciding The Court's Jurisdiction, Reaction To The "plain Statement" Rule


State of Michigan


David Long

Petitioner's Claim

That the Michigan Supreme Court had erred in overturning Long's conviction for possession of marijuana, after finding police had used an illegal search to obtain the evidence.

Chief Lawyer for Petitioner

Louis J. Caruso

Chief Lawyer for Respondent

James H. Geary

Justices for the Court

Warren E. Burger, Sandra Day O'Connor (writing for the Court), Lewis F. Powell, Jr., William H. Rehnquist, Byron R. White

Justices Dissenting

Harry A. Blackmun, William J. Brennan, Jr., Thurgood Marshall, John Paul Stevens


Washington, D.C.

Date of Decision

6 July 1983


Upheld the petitioner's claim and ordered the lower court to reconsider its decision.

Related Cases

  • Miranda v. Arizona, 384 U.S. 436 (1966).
  • Terry v. Ohio, 392 U.S. 1 (1968).

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