Editor's Note :

Editor's Note :

The Court has not announced its plans for next week regarding the release of opinions, if any. At this time of the Term, however, it would be unusual if there were none.

Rory Little Criminal Law

Rory Little is a Professor of Law at U.C. Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco, a former clerk to Justices Stewart (ret.) and Brennan, and author of the American Bar Association’s “Annual Review of the Supreme Court’s Term, Criminal Cases.” He is also “Of Counsel” to the law firm of McDermott Will & Emery on discrete appellate matters.

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01.22.15 Argument analysis: What exactly is a “routine” traffic stop, and should a suspicionless dog sniff be part of it?
01.21.15 Argument preview: Dog sniffs and traffic stops – once more to the Fourth Amendment well
01.16.15 Opinion analysis: Even habeas appellees may argue any ground fairly presented by the record so long as it does not enlarge the appellee’s rights
12.15.14 Opinion analysis: Reasonable mistakes of law by police do not violate the Fourth Amendment
11.06.14 Argument analysis: Justices unhappily consider whether sawed-off shotguns are inherently violent
11.04.14 Argument preview: Are there (finally) five votes to declare the residual clause of the ACCA unconstitutionally vague?
10.17.14 Argument analysis: Sometimes oral argument does not produce clarity
10.14.14 Argument preview: What can a federal habeas petitioner argue when defending a judgment in his favor?
10.08.14 Argument analysis: A simple answer to a deceptively simple Fourth Amendment question?
10.03.14 Argument preview: How many brake lights need to be working on your car?
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