Ornelas v. United States
Significance, Scalia Dissents, Impact, Drug-sniffing Dogs
Saul Ornelas, Ismael Ornelas-Ledesma
Police lacked probable cause to conduct a search of their vehicle.
Chief Lawyer for Petitioners
Cornelia T. L. Pillard
Chief Lawyers for Respondent
Robert G. LeBell, Brian W. Gleason
Justices for the Court
Stephen Breyer, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Anthony M. Kennedy, Sandra Day O'Connor, William H. Rehnquist (writing for the Court), David H. Souter, John Paul Stevens, Clarence Thomas
Date of Decision
28 May 1996
The decision of the lower court was vacated and remanded for a full review of the facts.
- Terry v. Ohio, 392 U.S. 1 (1968).
- New York v. Belton, 453 U.S. 454 (1981).
- Nix v. Williams, 467 U.S. 431 (1984).
- California v. Acevedo, 500 U.S. 565 (1991).
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