County of Riverside v. McLaughlin
Significance, The Promptness Requirement, No More Than 24 Hours Is Needed, Impact
County of Riverside
Donald Lee McLaughlin
That the county's providing a probable cause hearing to those arrested without a warrant within 48 hours of the arrest was acceptable.
Chief Lawyer for Petitioner
Timothy T. Coates
Chief Lawyer for Respondent
Justices for the Court
Anthony M. Kennedy, Sandra Day O'Connor (writing for the Court), William H. Rehnquist, David H. Souter, Byron R. White
Harry A. Blackmun, Thurgood Marshall, Antonin Scalia, John Paul Stevens
Date of Decision
13 May 1991
Reversed the decision of the court of appeals and held that a probable cause hearing must take place as soon as is reasonably feasible, but no later that 48 hours after an arrest.
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