Missouri v. Douglass

Pending petition
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term

Issues: (1) Whether severance is the default remedy when part of a warrant is valid, or whether the Fourth Amendment requires that the valid sections make up “the greater part of the warrant”; (2) whether the particularity clause—which requires a warrant to describe “the place to be search[ed]” and “the things to be seized” with sufficient particularity— also requires a warrant to state its probable-cause findings with particularity; and (3) whether the exclusionary rule applies when the issuing judge signs off on the officer’s legal mistake in filling out a warrant form.

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DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Jul 20 2018Application (18A97) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from July 30, 2018 to September 28, 2018, submitted to Justice Gorsuch.
Jul 26 2018Application (18A97) granted by Justice Gorsuch extending the time to file until August 29, 2018.
Aug 29 2018Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due October 5, 2018)
Oct 17 2018DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 11/2/2018.
Oct 22 2018Response Requested. (Due November 21, 2018)
Nov 20 2018Motion to extend the time to file a response from November 21, 2018 to December 21, 2018, submitted to The Clerk.
Nov 30 2018Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including December 21, 2018.
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