United States v. Santana
Significance, A Drug Bust, Charges And Preliminary Trials, Search And Seizure, Impact
Mom Santana, et al.
That Santana's arrest for possession of heroin with intent to distribute was legally admissible, despite the fact that the arrest occurred within her home and without benefit of a search or arrest warrant.
Chief Lawyer for Petitioner
Frank H. Easterbrook
Chief Lawyer for Respondents
Dennis H. Eisman
Justices for the Court
Harry A. Blackmun, Warren E. Burger, Lewis F. Powell, Jr., William H. Rehnquist (writing for the Court), John Paul Stevens, Potter Stewart, Byron R. White
William J. Brennan, Jr., Thurgood Marshall
Date of Decision
24 June 1976
Reversed the finding of the court of appeals, ruling that the respondents' arrest was legal given the fact that Santana was first confronted in the vestibule of her home, and the actual arrest occurred during "hot pursuit."
- Warden, Maryland Penitentiary v. Hayden, 387 U.S. 294 (1967).
- Katz v. United States, 389 U.S. 347 (1967).
- United States v. Watson, 423 U.S. 411 (1976).
- Biskupic, Joan, and Elder Witt, eds. Congressional Quarterly's Guide to the U.S. Supreme Court, 3rd ed. Washington, DC: Congressional Quarterly, Inc., 1996.
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