No. 00-1519.

534 U.S. 266 (2002)

122 S.Ct. 744

151 L.Ed.2d 740


Supreme Court of United States.

Decided January 15, 2002.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Austin C. Schlick argued the cause for the United States. With him on the briefs were Solicitor General Olson, Assistant Attorney General Chertoff, Deputy Solicitor General Dreeben, and Deborah Watson.

Victoria A. Brambl argued the cause for respondent. With her on the brief was Fredric F. Kay.*

Rehnquist, C. J., delivered the opinion for a unanimous Court. Scalia, J., filed a concurring opinion, p. 278.

Chief Justice Rehnquist delivered the opinion of the Court.

Respondent Ralph Arvizu was stopped by a border patrol agent while driving on an unpaved road in a remote area of southeastern Arizona. A search of his vehicle turned up more than 100 pounds of marijuana. The District Court for the District of Arizona denied respondent's motion to suppress, but the Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit reversed. In the course of...

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