Bowen v. United States

RESPONDENT: United States
LOCATION: Republic of Cuba

DOCKET NO.: 73-6848
DECIDED BY: Burger Court (1972-1975)
LOWER COURT: United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

CITATION: 422 US 916 (1975)
ARGUED: Feb 18, 1975
DECIDED: Jun 30, 1975

Mark L. Evans - for the United States
Michael D. Nasatir - for John Lee Bowen

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Audio Transcription for Opinion Announcement - June 30, 1975 in Bowen v. United States

Lewis F. Powell, Jr.:

In the second of these cases, Bowen against the United States, No. 73-6848.

We hold that the search -- we hold that the ruling in the previous case does not apply retroactively to searches that occurred before the date of the decision in Almeida-Sanchez.

Mr. Justice Douglas, Mr. Justice Brennan, and Mr. Justice Marshall filed dissenting statements.

Mr. Justice Stewart dissented.