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et al. Michigan Department of State Police v. Sitz

Significance, One Checkpoint Attempt, Challenged Immediately, Brown V. Texas, What About Airport Checkpoints?

Petitioners

Michigan Department of State Police, et al.

Respondents

Rick Sitz, et al.

Petitioners' Claim

That the lower court had erred in ruling roadside sobriety checkpoints were unconstitutional under the Fourth Amendment.

Chief Lawyer for Petitioners

Thomas L. Casey

Chief Lawyer for Respondents

Mark Granzotto

Justices for the Court

Harry A. Blackmun, Anthony M. Kennedy, Sandra Day O'Connor, William H. Rehnquist (writing for the Court), Antonin Scalia, Byron R. White

Justices Dissenting

William J. Brennan, Jr., Thurgood Marshall, John Paul Stevens

Place

Washington, D.C.

Date of Decision

14 June 1990

Decision

That sobriety checkpoints do not violate constitutional rights.

Related Cases

  • Perez v. Campbell, 402 U.S. 637 (1971).
  • United States v. Ortiz, 422 U.S. 891 (1975).
  • Brown v. Texas, 443 U.S. 47 (1979).

Sources

Bureau of Justice Statistics Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics--1996. Washington, DC: U.S. Government, 1997.

Additional topics

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