United States Supreme Court
452 U.S. 692 (1981)
Law enforcement obtained a warrant to search Summers’s (defendant) house. As they approached the house to execute the search warrant, Summers was walking down the front steps. Summers let them in and after they found drugs in the house, they arrested Summers. Law enforcement found him to be in possession of the heroin, and detained him during the remainder of the search. Summers sought to exclude the heroin from evidence on the grounds that his arrest and detention during the search was unconstitutional. The United States Supreme Court granted certiorari.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Stevens, J.)
Dissent (Stewart, J.)
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