United States v. Robinson - Significance, A Traditional Exception To The Warrant Requirement, A Long Tradition Of Case-by-case Adjudication
That a conviction for a drug offense should not have been overturned on the ground that the search during which the drugs were discovered violated the suspect's Fourth Amendment rights.
Chief Lawyer for Petitioner
Allan A. Tuttle
Chief Lawyer for Respondent
Joseph V. Gartlan, Jr.
Justices for the Court
Harry A. Blackmun, Warren E. Burger, Lewis F. Powell, Jr., William H. Rehnquist (writing for the Court), Potter Stewart, Byron R. White
William J. Brennan, Jr., William O. Douglas, Thurgood Marshall
Date of Decision
11 December 1973
Reversed the court of appeals decision and held that a search incident to a lawful arrest is not limited to a frisk of the outer clothing for the removal of weapons.
- Weeks v. United States, 232 U.S. 383 (1914).
- Carroll v. United States, 267 U.S. 1320 (1925).
- Terry v. Ohio, 392 U.S. 1 (1968).
- Chimel v. California, 395 U.S. 752 (1969).
- Scott v. United States, 436 U.S. 128 (1978).
- Whren v. United States, 517 U.S. 806 (1996).
- Biskupic, Joan, and Elder Witt. Congressional Quarterly's Guide to the U.S. Supreme Court, 3rd ed. Washington, DC: Congressional Quarterly, Inc., 1996.
- Cushman, Robert F. Leading Constitutional Decisions. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, Inc., 1982.
- Witt, Elder, ed. Congressional Quarterly's Guide to the U.S. Supreme Court. Washington, DC: Congressional Quarterly, Inc., 1979.
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