United States v. Cortez

PETITIONER: United States
RESPONDENT: Cortez
LOCATION: New York State Thruway

DOCKET NO.: 79-404
DECIDED BY: Burger Court (1975-1981)
LOWER COURT: United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

CITATION: 449 US 411 (1981)
ARGUED: Dec 01, 1980
DECIDED: Jan 21, 1981

ADVOCATES:
Barbara E. Etkind - on behalf of the Petitioner
Bernardo P. Velasco - on behalf of the Respondent Pedro Hernandez-Loera
S. Jeffrey Minker - on behalf of the Respondent, Jesus E. Cortez

Facts of the case

Question

Media for United States v. Cortez

Audio Transcription for Oral Argument - December 01, 1980 in United States v. Cortez

Audio Transcription for Opinion Announcement - January 21, 1981 in United States v. Cortez

Warren E. Burger:

I have the disposition to announce in United States against Cortez and for reasons stated in an opinion for the Court filed with the clerk, the judgments of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit is reversed.

Justice Stewart filed a statement concurring the judgment.

Justice Marshall concurred in the judgment.