Editor's Note :

Editor's Note :

We expect orders from the February 17 conference on Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. There is a possibility of opinions on Wednesday, February 22.
On Tuesday the court hears oral argument in Hernández v. Mesa. Amy Howe has our preview.
On Tuesday the court also hears oral argument in McLane Co. v. EEOC. Charlotte Garden has our preview.

Pearson v. Callahan

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
07-751 10th Cir. Oct 14, 2008
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Jan 21, 2009 9-0 Alito OT 2008
 
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Issue: Whether, for qualified immunity purposes, police officers may enter a home without a warrant on the theory that the owner consented to the entry by previously permitting an undercover informant into the home. (Note: in addition to the questions presented, the Court directed the parties to brief and argue the following question: “Whether the Court’s decision in Saucier v. Katz, 533 U.S. 194 (2001) should be overruled?”)

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Judgment: Reversed, 9-0, in an opinion by Justice Samuel Alito on January 21, 2009.

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