10/12/2010 03:40:00 PM EST
City of Ontario v. Quon, 2010 U.S. LEXIS 4972 (June 17, 2010)
Overview: Petitioners did not
violate employee's Fourth Amendment rights by obtaining and reviewing
transcript of text messages sent to him on pager provided by city because
search was justified because there were reasonable grounds for suspecting that
search was necessary for noninvestigatory work-related purpose, and search was
permissible in its scope.
Judges: Kent L. Richland argued
the cause for petitioners.
K. Katyal argued the cause for the
United States, as amicus curiae, by special leave of court.
Dammeier argued the cause for
OPINION BY: KENNEDY, J., delivered the opinion of the
Court, in which ROBERTS, C. J., and STEVENS, THOMAS, GINSBURG, BREYER, ALITO,
and SOTOMAYOR, JJ., joined, and in which SCALIA, J., joined except for Part
III-A. STEVENS, J., filed a concurring opinion. SCALIA, J., filed an opinion
concurring in part and concurring in the judgment.
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