SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES
WILLIE EATON -- PETITIONER
STATE OF INDIANA -- RESPONDENT
ON PETITION FOR A WRIT OF CERTIORARI TO
THE SUPREME COURT OF INDIANA
PETITION FOR WRIT OF CERTIORARI
F. Thomas Schornhorst*
Counsel of Record
524 Wedgewood Drive
Oxford, Mississippi 38655
Phone: (662) 281-0173
*Professor Emeritus of Law, Indiana University Maurer School of
Law, Bloomington, IN 47405, appointed as counsel by the Wayne
County Circuit Court (Indiana) to serve pro bono for the purpose
of this Petition.
1. Does the Fourth Amendment permit a warrant to issue for the search of a person’s
home and of his private papers on the basis of (a) his arrest as a suspect in a single drug
transaction at a remote location; and (b) the uncorroborated opinion of a law enforcement officer
premised on his asserted knowledge that drug traffickers commonly keep incriminating
documentary evidence in their homes?
2. Does a person’s suspected participation in a single drug transaction support a
reasonable inference that he is a drug trafficker likely to keep documentary evidence of drug
trafficking concealed in his home?
LIST OF PARTIES
All parties appear in the caption of the case on the cover page.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
STATEMENT OF THE CASE
The Court of Appeals Decision
The Indiana Supreme Court Decision
REASONS FOR GRANTING THE WRIT
I. The Court Should Grant Certiorari to Resolve a Conflict
Between the F