VAN BUREN v. UNITED STATES

No. 19-783.

141 S.Ct. 1648 (2021)

Nathan VAN BUREN, Petitioner v. UNITED STATES.

Supreme Court of United States.

Decided June 3, 2021.


Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Jeffrey L. Fisher , Stanford, CA, for the petitioner.

Eric J. Feigin , Deputy Solicitor General, for the respondent.

Saraliene Smith Durrett , Saraliene Smith Durrett, LLC, Rebecca Shepard , Federal Defender Program, Inc., Atlanta, GA, Jeffrey L. Fisher , Brian H. Fletcher , Pamela S. Karlan , Stanford Law School Supreme Court Litigation Clinic, Stanford, CA, for Petitioner.

Jeffrey B. Wall , Acting Solicitor General Counsel of Record, Brian C. Rabbitt , Acting Assistant Attorney General, Eric J. Feigin , Deputy Solicitor General, Morgan L. Ratner , Assistant to the Solicitor General, Jenny C. Ellickson , Attorney, Department of Justice, Washington, DC, for United States.


Nathan Van Buren, a former police sergeant, ran a license-plate search in a law enforcement computer database in exchange for money. Van Buren's conduct plainly flouted his department's policy, which authorized him to obtain database information only for law enforcement purposes. We must decide...

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