California v. Acevedo - Oral Argument - January 08, 1991 Page 21

California v. Acevedo

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Audio Transcription for Opinion Announcement - May 30, 1991 in California v. Acevedo

Audio Transcription for Oral Argument - January 08, 1991 in California v. Acevedo

Byron R. White:

[Laughter]

Robert Foster:

At any rate, Your Honor, this case--

Byron R. White:

You would like it not to be, though?

Robert Foster:

--I would hope that the Chief Justice's position in Chadwick and Sanders in the dissent, along with Justice Blackmun, would become the majority rule.

We would urge you to reverse the decision of the California court of appeal.

Thank you, Your Honors.

Thurgood Marshall:

Mr. Foster.

Robert Foster:

Yes, Your Honor.

Thurgood Marshall:

Not that it has anything to do with this case, but do they ever use white or purple bags?

Are they always brown?

[Laughter]

You've had a lot of experience.

You ought to know.

Robert Foster:

I have always seen it to be the ubiquitous brown paper bag, Your Honor.

Occasionally, and for some reason the drug dealers in California seem to be this year favoring U-Haul boxes.

But I... I cannot tell you the why or the reason.

[Laughter]

Thank you, Your Honors.

William H. Rehnquist:

Thank you, Mr. Foster.

The case is submitted.