Dykes v. South Carolina

Petition for certiorari denied on April 28, 2014
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
13-8037 S.C. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2013

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.

DateProceedings and Orders
Sep 27 2013Application (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 2013Application (13A347) granted by The Chief Justice extending the time to file until December 21, 2013.
Dec 21 2013Petition for a writ of certiorari and motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis filed. (Response due January 27, 2014)
Jan 14 2014Waiver of right of respondent South Carolina to respond filed.
Jan 30 2014DISTRIBUTED for Conference of February 21, 2014.
Jan 31 2014Response Requested . (Due March 3, 2014)
Mar 3 2014Order extending time to file response to petition to and including April 2, 2014.
Mar 18 2014Brief of respondent South Carolina in opposition filed.
Apr 3 2014DISTRIBUTED for Conference of April 18, 2014.
Apr 21 2014DISTRIBUTED for Conference of April 25, 2014.
Apr 28 2014Petition DENIED.
 
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