SCOTUScast 6-19-09 featuring Ronald Eisenberg

Arizona v. Johnson

June 19, 2009

Ronald Eisenberg

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 SCOTUScast 6-19-09 featuring Ronald Eisenberg - MP3
Running Time: 00:8:13

On Monday, January 26, the Supreme Court announced its decision in Arizona v. Johnson. In this case, the Supreme Court considered whether the pat-down search of a passenger from a vehicle stopped for a minor traffic violation violated the Fourth Amendment’s ban on unreasonable searches and seizures. In a unanimous decision delivered by Justice Ginsburg, the Court held that a pat-down search of a passenger believed to be armed and dangerous does not violate the Fourth Amendment, reversing the Arizona Court of Appeals decision below. Deputy District Attorney Ronald Eisenberg of the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office discusses the decision.


Oral Argument - December 9, 2008:



Decision - January 26, 2009:



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