Arizona v. Evans, 514 U.S. 1, 3 (1995)

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Cite as: 514 U. S. 1 (1995)

Opinion of the Court

be expected to alter an arresting officer's behavior, since there is no indication that the officer here was not acting reasonably when he relied upon the computer record. Pp. 10-16. 177 Ariz. 201, 866 P. 2d 869, reversed and remanded.

Rehnquist, C. J., delivered the opinion of the Court, in which O'Connor, Scalia, Kennedy, Souter, Thomas, and Breyer, JJ., joined. O'Connor, J., filed a concurring opinion, in which Souter and Breyer, JJ., joined, post, p. 16. Souter, J., filed a concurring opinion, in which Breyer, J., joined, post, p. 18. Stevens, J., filed a dissenting opinion, post, p. 18. Ginsburg, J., filed a dissenting opinion, in which Stevens, J., joined, post, p. 23.

Gerald R. Grant argued the cause and filed briefs for petitioner.

Carol A. Carrigan argued the cause and filed a brief for respondent.*

Chief Justice Rehnquist delivered the opinion of the Court.

This case presents the question whether evidence seized in violation of the Fourth Amendment by an officer who

*Briefs of amici curiae urging reversal were filed for the United States by Solicitor General Days, Assistant Attorney General Harris, Deputy Solicitor General Bryson, and Jeffrey P. Minear; for the State of Florida et al. by Robert A. Butterworth, Attorney General of Florida, and Michael J. Neimand, Assistant Attorney General, and by the Attorneys General for their respective jurisdictions as follows: James H. Evans of Alabama, Bruce M. Botelho of Alaska, Larry EchoHawk of Idaho, Pamela Carter of Indiana, Robert T. Stephan of Kansas, Chris Gorman of Kentucky, Scott Harshbarger of Massachusetts, Joseph P. Mazurek of Montana, Lee Fisher of Ohio, T. Travis Medlock of South Carolina, Jeffrey L. Amestoy of Vermont, and James S. Gilmore III of Virginia; for Americans for Effective Law Enforcement, Inc., et al. by Richard M. Weintraub, William C. O'Malley, Bernard J. Farber, Fred E. Inbau, Wayne W. Schmidt, and James P. Manak; and for the Washington Legal Foundation et al. by Paul J. Larkin, Jr., Daniel J. Popeo, and Paul D. Kamenar. Briefs of amici curiae urging affirmance were filed for the American

Civil Liberties Union et al. by Steven R. Shapiro; and for the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers by Ephraim Margolin and Barry P. Helft.


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