Issue: (1) Whether permanently attaching a GPS tracking device to a sex offender’s body and continuously tracking her in public and private places solely on the basis of her prior conviction for a sex offense and not on her current dangerousness constitutes punishment such that imposing it post-sentencing violates the Ex Post Facto Clause; and (2) whether permanently attacking a GPS tracking device to a sex offender’s body and continuously tracking her in public and private places for ten years without review solely on the basis of her prior conviction for a sex offense and not on her current dangerousness violates the Fourteenth Amendment’s Due Process Clause.
Proceedings and Orders
Sep 27 2013
Application (13A347) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from October 22, 2013 to December 21, 2013, submitted to The Chief Justice.
Oct 7 2013
Application (13A347) granted by The Chief Justice extending the time to file until December 21, 2013.
On Monday the Court issued orders from the April 24 Conference, which Lyle reported on. We expect one or more opinions in argued cases at 10 a.m. on Wednesday. We will be live-blogging beginning at 9:45.
This is the second week of the April sitting. On Tuesday the Court will hear oral argument in Obergefell v. Hodges, which is consolidated with three other cases, on the questions of whether the Fourteenth Amendment requires that states grant and/or recognize same-sex marriages. We will be live-blogging updates from the oral argument beginning at 11 a.m.
Glossip v. Gross The constitutionality under the Eighth Amendment of using a sedative as the first drug in a death penalty protocol.