United States Supreme Court Case

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United States Supreme Court Decision in Arizona v. Gant Ricardo Gomez Monroe College CJ 630-102 October 25, 2015 Professor: Vericker Abstract This paper will be discussing the United States Supreme Court cases decision in Arizona v. Gant. It relates to automobile searches and how it came about in making implications for policy changes and practices based on the fourth amendment. I will compare and contrast a similar case to this and explain how this case created changes on searches of automobiles incident to arrest. In this paper, I will also explain what the fourth amendment of the constitution is and how Arizona v. Gant limits police vehicle searches. United States Supreme Court Decision in Arizona v. Gant The Supreme Court case Arizona v. Grant is a unique case and prior to this case there was New York v Belton. In the case of New York v Belton the police would conduct a search incident to arrest of the passenger’s compartment whenever they arrested the driver (Moran, 2008). The police had broad authority to search a vehicle compartment whenever the driver was arrested. In Grants case it was unique and different than New York v Belton because the courts then invalidated the search of Gants automobile as a violation of his rights. He was arrested for a non-evidentiary offence. In this paper, I will be discussing what the fourth amendment of the constitution reads and how the United States Supreme Court ruling in Arizona v. Gant limits police
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