Supreme Court of the United States /
Pages: 10 (2267 words) /
Published: Feb 21st, 2013
Justice Roberts was born on January 27, 1955 in Buffalo, NY. Roberts was confirmed on May 8, 2003, and received his commission on June 2, 2003 By President George Bush.
**Hedgepeth v. Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, 386 F.3d 1148
Involved a 12-year-old girl who was arrested, searched, handcuffed, driven to police headquarters, booked, and fingerprinted after she violated a publicly advertised zero tolerance "no eating" policy in a Washington Metro station by eating a single french fry. She was released to her mother three hours later. She sued, alleging that an adult would have only received a citation for the same offense, while children must be detained until parents are notified. The D.C. Circuit unanimously affirmed the district court's dismissal of the case, which was predicated on alleged violations of the Fourth Amendment (unreasonable search and seizure) and Fifth Amendment (equal protection). 2) Antonin Scalia, Associate Justice
Antonin Gregory Scalia was born on March 11, 1936. Scalia was born in Trenton, New Jersey. In 1986, Scalia was appointed by Reagan to the Supreme Court to fill the associate justice seat. Scalia was unanimously confirmed by the Senate, and took his seat on September 26, 1986.
**Rasul v. Bush
In 2004, in Rasul v. Bush, the Court held that federal courts had jurisdiction to hear habeas corpus petitions brought by detainees at the Guantanamo Bay detainment camp. Scalia accused the majority of "spring[ing] a trap on the Executive" by ruling that it could hear cases involving persons at Guantanamo when no federal court had ever ruled that it had the authority to hear cases involving people there. Scalia (joined by Justice John Paul Stevens) also dissented in the 2004 case of Hamdi v. Rumsfeld, involving Yaser Hamdi, an American citizen detained in the United States on the allegation he was an enemy combatant. The Court held that the post-9/11