City of Ontario v. Quon, 2010 U.S. LEXIS 4972 (June 17, 2010)

City of Ontario v. Quon, 2010 U.S. LEXIS 4972 (June 17, 2010)

LexisNexis 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.

Neal K. Katyal  argued the cause for the United States, as amicus curiae, by special leave of court.

Dieter Dammeier  argued the cause for respondents.

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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