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Arizona v. Hicks

Significance, Impact, Further Readings

Petitioner

State of Arizona

Respondent

Hicks

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

Place

Washington, D.C.

Date of Decision

3 March 1987

Decision

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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