Issue: (1) Whether federal law preempts the brief detention
of an alien by a local police officer, pursuant to a
federal warrant, for the purpose of contacting Immigration
and Customs Enforcement to determine if the
alien should be taken into custody, when it is unknown
whether the alien’s violation of federal immigration
law was criminal or civil; and (2) whether the Fourth Amendment prohibits a brief
investigative stop of an alien when the law enforcement
officer reasonably suspects that the alien has
committed a violation of federal immigration law,
regardless of whether it is civil or criminal in nature.
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.