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Arizona v. Hicks

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State of Arizona



Petitioner's Claim

That a search of Hicks's apartment was legal under the Fourth Amendment.

Chief Lawyer for Petitioner

Linda A. Akers

Chief Lawyer for Respondent

John W. Rood III

Justices for the Court

Harry A. Blackmun, William J. Brennan, Jr., Thurgood Marshall, Antonin Scalia (writing for the Court), John Paul Stevens, Byron R. White

Justices Dissenting

Lewis F. Powell, Jr., William H. Rehnquist, Sandra Day O'Connor


Washington, D.C.

Date of Decision

3 March 1987


Upheld two lower courts' decisions that the search was a violation of the Fourth Amendment.

Related Cases

  • Stanley v. Georgia, 394 U.S. 557 (1969).
  • Coolidge v. New Hampshire, 403 U.S. 443 (1971).
  • Mincey v. Arizona, 434 U.S. 1343 (1977).
  • Texas v. Brown, 460 U.S. 730 (1983).
  • Illinois v. Andreas, 463 U.S. 765 (1983).
  • Maryland v. Macon, 472 U.S. 463 (1985).

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