Florida v. Royer
State of Florida
Dade County detectives did not violate Royer's Fourth Amendment rights when they detained him in an airport and opened his luggage to find illegal drugs.
Chief Lawyer for Petitioner
Calvin L. Fox
Chief Lawyer for Respondent
Justices for the Court
William J. Brennan, Jr., Thurgood Marshall, Lewis F. Powell, Jr., John Paul Stevens, Byron R. White (writing for the Court)
Harry A. Blackmun, Warren E. Burger, Sandra Day O'Connor, William H. Rehnquist
Date of Decision
23 March 1983
The detectives violated Royer's Fourth Amendment rights by exceeding the legal limits of the encounter.
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- United States v. Mendenhall, 446 U.S. 544 (1980).
- Florida v. Bostick, 501 U.S. 429 (1991).
- Ohio v. Robinette, 519 U.S. 33 (1996).
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- Owens, John B., "Judge Baer and the Politics of the Fourth Amendment: An Alternative to Bad Man Jurisprudence." Stanford Law & Policy Review, winter 1997.
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