Terry v. Ohio
Significance, The Supreme Court Decision, Stop And Frisk Searches
State of Ohio
That the "stop and frisk" actions of police officer Martin McFadden constituted an unreasonable search and seizure.
Chief Lawyer for Petitioner
Chief Lawyer for Respondent
Reuben M. Payne
Justices for the Court
Hugo Lafayette Black, William J. Brennan, Jr., Abe Fortas, John Marshall Harlan II, Thurgood Marshall, Potter Stewart, Earl Warren (writing for the Court), Byron R. White
William O. Douglas
Date of Decision
10 June 1968
A police officer may stop a person and perform a limited weapons patdown if the officer has observed suspicious behavior which would justify making such an examination.
- Weeks v. United States, 232 U.S. 383 (1914).
- Mapp v. Ohio, 367 U.S. 643 (1961).
- Miranda v. Arizona, 384 U.S. 436 (1966).
- Katz v. United States, 389 U.S. 347 (1967).
- Michigan v. Long, 463 U.S. 1032 (1983).
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