Today’s Unusual Lineup: Bailey v. U.S.

Among the decisions handed down today by the Supreme Court is Bailey v. United States in which the Court held that it was not reasonable for police to seize an individual incident to the search of the individual’s residence when the individual was stopped and detained some distance from the dwelling in question, and there was no justification for the seizure beyond an alleged need to ensure the safety and efficacy of the search.  I’ll leave to others the substance of today’s ruling.  What’s interested to me is the lineup.  Justice Kennedy wrote for the majority, joined by the Chief Justice and Justices Scalia, Ginsburg, Sotomayor and Kagan.  Justice Scalia also issued a concurring opinion, joined by Justices Ginsburg and Kagan.  Justice Breyer dissented, joined by Justices Thomas and Alito.