LOCATION: Board of Immigration Appeals
DOCKET NO.: 83-1279
DECIDED BY: Burger Court (1981-1986)
LOWER COURT: State appellate court
CITATION: 466 US 380 (1984)
DECIDED: Apr 23, 1984
Facts of the case
Meyers was charged with sexual battery. Police officers searched his automobile at the time of his arrest, and then impounded the vehicle at a private facility. Eight hours later, the police re-entered the facility, without a warrant, and searched the car a second time. A Florida court suppressed evidence obtained in the second search, arguing the warrantless search was unconstitutional. The Florida Supreme Court denied review. The Supreme Court subsequently accepted the State's petition for certiorari.
Was the Court's summary disposition of the case constitutionally legitimate?