Zurcher v Stanford Daily 436 U.S. 547; 98 S. Ct. 1970; PRIOR HISTORY: CERTIORARI TO THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE NINTH CIRCUIT. DISPOSITION: 550 F.2d 464 , reversed. CASE SUMMARY PROCEDURAL POSTURE: Petitioner police officers sought review of an order from the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, which affirmed the holding that their search for photographs at respondents' offices was unreasonable within the meaning of the Fourth Amendment and in violation of the First Amendment to the United States Constitution . OVERVIEW: Respondents, a newspaper and its staff, filed suit seeking declaratory and injunctive relief against petitioners, a group of police officers who conducted a search of respondents' offices looking for photographs of criminals for the purpose of identification. Respondents alleged that the search deprived them, under color of state law, of rights secured to them by the First and Fourth Amendments to the United States Constitution . The court of appeals affirmed an order awarding judgment to respondents.
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