No. 00-6567.

534 U.S. 161 (2002)

122 S.Ct. 694

151 L.Ed.2d 597


Supreme Court of United States.

Decided January 8, 2002.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Allison M. Zieve, by appointment of the Court, 532 U.S. 940, argued the cause for petitioner. With her on the briefs was Alan B. Morrison.

Jeffrey P. Minear argued the cause for the United States. With him on the brief were Solicitor General Olson, Assistant Attorney General Chertoff, Deputy Solicitor General Dreeben, and William C. Brown.*

Rehnquist, C. J., delivered the opinion of the Court, in which O'Connor, Scalia, Kennedy, and Thomas, JJ., joined. Ginsburg, J., filed a dissenting opinion, in which Stevens, Souter, and Breyer, JJ., joined, p. 173.

Chief Justice Rehnquist delivered the opinion of the Court.

This case concerns the adequacy of the means employed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to provide notice to a federal prisoner of his right to contest the administrative forfeiture of property seized during the execution of a search warrant for the residence where he was arrested.

In April 1986, officers of the FBI arrested petitioner Larry Dean...

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