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Arizona v. Evans
United States Supreme Court
514 U.S. 1 (1995)
Evans (defendant) was pulled over by a police officer. The officer’s computer informed him that Evans had an outstanding arrest warrant. The officer therefore arrested Evans and conducted a search incident to arrest, which uncovered marijuana in Evan’s possession. However, unbeknownst to the officer, the arrest warrant had been quashed, but not removed from the computer records. The Arizona Supreme Court found that Evans’s Fourth Amendment rights had been violated and suppressed the marijuana evidence. The United States Supreme Court granted certiorari.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Rehnquist, C.J.)
Concurrence (O’Connor, J.)
Dissent (Ginsburg, J.)
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