Dahda v. United States

Docket No.
Op. Below
Argument
Feb 21, 2018
Tr.Aud.
Opinion
Vote
8-0
Author
Breyer
Term

Holding: Wiretap orders authorized by a judge for the federal district of Kansas in the government’s investigation of a suspected Kansas drug distribution ring were not facially insufficient, since they were not lacking any information that the wiretap statute required them to include and since the challenged language authorizing interception outside the court’s territorial jurisdiction was surplus.

Judgment: Affirmed, 8-0, in an opinion by Justice Breyer on May 14, 2018. Justice Gorsuch took no part in the consideration or decision of the case.

SCOTUSblog Coverage

DateProceedings and Orders
Jul 03 2017Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due August 7, 2017)
Aug 02 2017Order extending time to file response to petition to and including September 6, 2017.
Sep 06 2017Brief of respondent United States in opposition filed.
Sep 20 2017DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 10/6/2017.
Sep 20 2017Reply of petitioner Los R. Dahda filed. (Distributed)
Oct 10 2017DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 10/13/2017.
Oct 16 2017Petition GRANTED. Justice Gorsuch took no part in the consideration or decision of this petition.
Nov 15 2017Motion for an extension of time filed.
Nov 16 2017Motion to extend the time to file respondent's brief on the merits granted and the time is extended to and including January 5, 2018.
Nov 28 2017Blanket Consent filed by Petitioner, Los R. Dahda
Nov 30 2017Brief of petitioner Los R. Dahda filed.
Nov 30 2017Joint appendix filed. (Statement of costs filed)
Nov 30 2017Motion to file Volume II of the joint appendix under seal filed by petitioners Los R. Dahda.
Dec 07 2017Brief amicus curiae of The Rutherford Institute filed.
Dec 07 2017Brief amici curiae of Electronic Frontier Foundation and National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers filed.
Dec 07 2017Brief amicus curiae of Electronic Privacy Information Center filed.
Dec 20 2017SET FOR ARGUMENT ON Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Jan 05 2018CIRCULATED
Jan 05 2018Brief of respondent United States filed. (Distributed)
Jan 08 2018DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 1/19/2018.
Jan 08 2018Motion DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 1/19/2018.
Jan 10 2018Record requested from the U.S.C.A. 10th Circuit.
Jan 16 2018Record from the U.S.C.A. 10th Circuit is electronic and located on PACER with the exception of the pleadings enclosed in 1 box.
Jan 22 2018Motion to file Volume II of the joint appendix under seal GRANTED. Justice Gorsuch took no part in the consideration or decision of this motion.
Feb 05 2018Reply of petitioner Los R. Dahda filed. (Distributed)
Feb 21 2018Argued. For petitioner: Kannon K. Shanmugam, Washington, D.C. For respondent: Zachary D. Tripp, Assistant to the Solicitor General, Department of Justice, Washington, D. C.
May 14 2018Adjudged to be AFFIRMED. Breyer, J., delivered the opinion of the Court, in which all other Members joined, except Gorsuch, J., who took no part in the consideration or decision of the cases.
Jun 15 2018JUDGMENT ISSUED.

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