Florida v. Harris

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
11-817 Fla. S. Ct. Oct 31, 2012
Tr.Aud.
Feb 19, 2013 9-0 Kagan OT 2012

Holding: When, subject to challenge by the defendant, the police provide evidence of a drug-sniffing dog’s satisfactory performance in a certification or training program, the dog’s alert can provide probable cause to search a vehicle.

Judgment: Reversed, 9-0, in an opinion by Justice Kagan on February 19, 2013.

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DateProceedings and Orders
Dec 21 2011Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due January 30, 2012)
Jan 12 2012Waiver of right of respondent Clayton Harris to respond filed.
Jan 24 2012Motion for leave to file amici brief filed by National Police Canine Association, et al.
Jan 25 2012DISTRIBUTED for Conference of February 17, 2012.
Jan 30 2012Brief amicus curiae of Commonwealth of Virginia, et al. filed.
Jan 31 2012Response Requested . (Due March 1, 2012)
Feb 15 2012Brief of respondent Clayton Harris in opposition filed.
Feb 15 2012Motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis filed by respondent.
Feb 29 2012DISTRIBUTED for Conference of March 16, 2012.
Mar 19 2012DISTRIBUTED for Conference of March 23, 2012.
Mar 26 2012Motion for leave to file amici brief filed by National Police Canine Association, et al. GRANTED.
Mar 26 2012Motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis filed by respondent GRANTED.
Mar 26 2012Petition GRANTED.
May 9 2012The time to file the joint appendix and petitioner's brief on the merits is extended to and including June 11, 2012.
Jun 8 2012The time to file the joint appendix and petitioner's brief on the merits is further extended to and including June 25, 2012.
Jun 25 2012Joint appendix filed. (Statement of costs filed.)
Jun 25 2012Brief of petitioner Florida filed.
Jun 27 2012Brief amici curiae of National Police Canine Association, et al. filed.
Jun 29 2012Brief amici curiae of Commonwealth of Virginia, et al. filed.
Jul 2 2012Brief amicus curiae of United States filed.
Jul 11 2012The time to file respondent's brief on the merits is extended to and including August 24, 2012.
Jul 23 2012SET FOR ARGUMENT ON Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Aug 2 2012CIRCULATED
Aug 22 2012Record received from Supreme Court of Florida. (1 envelope)
Aug 24 2012Motion of the Solicitor General for leave to participate in oral argument as amicus curiae and for divided argument filed.
Aug 24 2012Brief of respondent Clayton Harris filed. (Distributed)
Aug 30 2012Brief amicus curiae of Institute for Justice filed. (Distributed)
Aug 30 2012Brief amicus curiae of The Rutherford Institute filed. (Distributed)
Aug 31 2012Brief amicus curiae of EPIC filed. (Distributed)
Aug 31 2012Brief amici curiae of Fourth Amendment Scholars filed. (Distributed)
Aug 31 2012Brief amici curiae of National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Sep 24 2012Reply of petitioner Florida filed. (Distributed)
Sep 25 2012Motion of the Solicitor General for leave to participate in oral argument as amicus curiae and for divided argument GRANTED.
Oct 31 2012Argued. For petitioner: Gregory G. Garre, Washington, D. C.; and Joseph R. Palmore, Assistant to the Solicitor General, Department of Justice, Washington, D. C. (for United States, as amicus curiae.) For respondent: Glen P. Gifford, Assistant Public Defender, Tallahassee, Fla.
Feb 19 2013Judgment REVERSED. Kagan, J., delivered the opinion for a unanimous Court.
Mar 25 2013MANDATE ISSUED.
Apr 23 2013Record returned to Supreme Court of Florida.
 
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