United States v. Biswell - 406 U.S. 311 (1972)


U.S. Supreme Court

United States v. Biswell, 406 U.S. 311 (1972)

United States v. Biswell

No. 71-81

Argued March 28, 1972

Decided May 15, 1972

406 U.S. 311

Syllabus

Warrantless search of locked storeroom during business hours as part of inspection procedure authorized by § 923(g) of the Gun Control Act of 1968, which resulted in the seizure of unlicensed firearm from a dealer federally licensed to deal in sporting weapons held not violative of Fourth Amendment. Pp. 406 U. S. 311-317.

442 F.2d 1189, reversed and remanded.

WHITE, J., delivered the opinion of the Court, in which BURGER, C.J., and BRENNAN, STEWART, MARSHALL, POWELL, and REHNQUIST, JJ., joined. BLACKMUN, J., filed an opinion concurring in the result, post, p. 406 U. S. 317. DOUGLAS, J., filed a dissenting opinion, post, p. 406 U. S. 317.



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