Utah Solicitor General Tyler Green Argues Before U.S Supreme Court in Utah v. Strieff [UPH Wire]

Utah Solicitor General Tyler Green Argues Before U.S Supreme Court in Utah v. Strieff
SALT LAKE CITY Feb. 21, 2016 – In the second case argued before it since
the passing of the late Justice Antonin Scalia, the Supreme Court of the
United States heard oral argument in Utah v. Strieff, a case that addresses
the scope of the Fourth Amendment’s exclusionary rule when an illegal stop
leads to the discovery of public information that justifies an arrest. Utah
Attorney General Sean Reyes assigned Utah Solicitor General Tyler Green to
argue the case on behalf of the State of Utah.
“Both sides argued their case very powerfully,” said Attorney General
Reyes. “We congratulate Joan Watt and her team at the Salt Lake Legal
Defender Association. The State of Utah and the Attorney General’s office
were well represented today by our Solicitor General, Tyler Green. True to
his reputation, he was extremely well-prepared, articulate and persuasive
in handling challenging questions.
“The absence of Justice Scalia and his funeral this last weekend did not
seem to distract the Court from being ready for vigorous questioning.”
The case began when police received an anonymous tip alleging that drugs
were sold from a Salt Lake area home. Edward Strieff, Jr. was stopped by a
detective surveilling the home. During the stop, the detective discovered
an outstanding warrant for Strieff, as well as drug paraphernalia.
Audio of the oral arguments can be found on www.supremecourt.gov when
posted in the coming days. Utah’s reply brief outlining the case and
arguments can be found here
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Daniel Burton
Public Information Officer
Office of the Utah Attorney General
Mobile: 801-386-6830

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