Zadvydas v. Davis

LOCATION:Office of Attorney General

DOCKET NO.: 99-7791
DECIDED BY: Rehnquist Court (1986-2005)
LOWER COURT: United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

CITATION: 533 US 678 (2001)
ARGUED: Feb 21, 2001
DECIDED: Jun 28, 2001

Edwin S. Kneedler – Department of Justice, argued the cause for the respondents in 99-7791 and the petitioners in 00-38
Jay W. Stansell – Seattle, Washington, argued the cause for the respondent Ma
Robert F. Barnard – New Orleans, Louisiana, argued the cause for the petitioner Zadvydas

Facts of the case

Zadvydas v. Davis, 533 U.S. 678 (2001), was a case ruled by the Supreme Court of the United States, that the plenary power doctrine did not legalize undermined detention of non-residents who were not accepted by other states.