Samson v. California
United States Supreme Court
126 S. Ct. 2193 (2006)
On September 6, 2002, a San Bruno Police Officer stopped parolee Donald Curtis Samson (defendant). The officer believed that there was an outstanding warrant on Samson, but the radio dispatcher confirmed that there was no warrant. The officer then searched Samson and found drugs. Before trial, Samson moved to suppress the evidence found during the search. The trial court denied the motion, and Samson was convicted by a jury and sentenced to seven years incarceration. The United States Supreme Court granted certiorari.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Thomas, J.)
Dissent (Stevens, J.)
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