Editor's Note :

Editor's Note :

On Monday at 9:30 a.m. we expect the Court to issue orders from the October 31 Conference; we do not expect the Justices to issue any decisions on the merits.
Our list of "Petitions to watch for that Conference is here.

Navarette v. California

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
12-9490 Cal. App. 1st. Dist. Jan 21, 2014
Tr.Aud.
Apr 22, 2014 5-4 Thomas OT 2013

Holding: Under the totality of the circumstances, the traffic stop precipitated by an anonymous but reliable tip to 911 complied with the Fourth Amendment because the officer had reasonable suspicion that the truck’s driver was intoxicated.

Judgment: Affirmed, 5-4, in an opinion by Justice Thomas on April 22, 2014. Justice Scalia filed a dissenting opinion, in which Justice Ginsburg, Justice Sotomayor, and Justice Kagan joined.

SCOTUSblog Coverage

DateProceedings and Orders
Mar 29 2013Petition for a writ of certiorari and motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis filed. (Response due May 1, 2013)
Apr 8 2013Waiver of right of respondent California to respond filed.
Apr 24 2013DISTRIBUTED for Conference of May 9, 2013.
May 13 2013The motion of petitioner for leave to proceed in forma pauperis is denied. Petitioner is allowed until June 3, 2013, within which to pay the docketing fee required by Rule 38(a) and to submit a petition in compliance with Rule 33.1 of the Rules of this Court.
May 31 2013Petitioners complied with order of May 13, 2013.
Jun 5 2013DISTRIBUTED for Conference of June 20, 2013.
Jun 11 2013Response Requested . (Due July 11, 2013)
Jul 9 2013Order extending time to file response to petition to and including August 12, 2013.
Aug 9 2013Brief of respondent California in opposition filed.
Aug 16 2013Reply of petitioners Lorenzo Prado Navarette and Jose Prado Navarette filed.
Aug 22 2013DISTRIBUTED for Conference of September 30, 2013.
Oct 1 2013Petition for a writ of certiorari GRANTED limited to Question 1 presented by the petition.
Oct 10 2013Motion for leave to proceed further herein in forma pauperis filed by petitioners Lorenzo Prado Navarette and Jose Prado Navarette.
Oct 10 2013Motion to appoint counsel filed by petitioners Lorenzo Prado Navarette and Jose Prado Navarette.
Oct 28 2013Motion DISTRIBUTED for Conference of November 1, 2013.
Nov 4 2013Motion for leave to proceed further herein in forma pauperis GRANTED.
Nov 4 2013Motion to appoint counsel filed by petitioners GRANTED. Paul Kleven, Esquire, of Berkeley, California, is appointed to serve as counsel for the petitioners in this case.
Nov 4 2013SET FOR ARGUMENT Tuesday, January 21, 2014.
Nov 15 2013Joint appendix filed.
Nov 15 2013Brief of petitioners Lorenzo Prado Navarette and Jose Prado Navarette filed.
Nov 21 2013CIRCULATED.
Nov 21 2013Brief amici curiae of National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Dec 16 2013Brief of respondent California filed. (Distributed)
Dec 23 2013Brief amicus curiae of the United States filed. (Distributed)
Dec 23 2013Motion of the Solicitor General for leave to participate in oral argument as amicus curiae and for divided argument filed.
Dec 23 2013Brief amici curiae of Florida, 31 Other States, and the District of Columbia filed. (Distributed)
Dec 27 2013Record Received from U.S.C.A. 1st Appellate District. The record is electronic (Not on PACER).
Jan 10 2014Motion of the Solicitor General for leave to participate in oral argument as amicus curiae and for divided argument GRANTED.
Jan 13 2014Reply of petitioners Lorenzo Prado Navarette and Jose Prado Navarette filed. (Distributed)
Jan 21 2014Argued. For petitioners: Paul R. Kleven, Berkeley, Cal. (Appointed by this Court.) For respondent: Jeffrey M. K. Laurence, Supervising Deputy Attorney General, San Francisco, Cal.; and Rachel P. Kovner, Assistant to the Solicitor General, Department of Justice, Washington, D. C. (for United States, as amicus curiae.)
Apr 22 2014Adjudged to be AFFIRMED. Thomas, J., delivered the opinion of the Court, in which Roberts, C. J., and Kennedy, Breyer, and Alito, JJ., joined. Scalia, J., filed a dissenting opinion, in which Ginsburg, Sotomayor, and Kagan, JJ., joined.
May 27 2014MANDATE ISSUED.
 
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