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Rodriguez v. United States

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
13-9972 8th Cir. Jan 21, 2015
Tr.Aud.
Apr 21, 2015 6-3 Ginsburg OT 2014

Holding: Absent reasonable suspicion, police extension of a traffic stop to conduct a dog sniff violates the Constitution’s shield against unreasonable seizures.

Judgment: Vacated and remanded, 6-3, in an opinion by Justice Ginsburg on April 21, 2015. Justice Kennedy filed a dissenting opinion. Justice Thomas filed a dissenting opinion in which Justice Alito joined and in which Justice Kennedy joined as to all but Part III. Justice Alito filed a dissenting opinion.

SCOTUSblog Coverage

DateProceedings and Orders
May 1 2014Petition for a writ of certiorari and motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis filed. (Response due June 2, 2014)
May 28 2014Order extending time to file response to petition to and including July 2, 2014.
Jun 13 2014Order further extending time to file response to petition to and including August 1, 2014.
Jul 22 2014Brief of respondent United States in opposition filed.
Aug 7 2014DISTRIBUTED for Conference of September 29, 2014.
Oct 2 2014Motion to proceed in forma pauperis and petition for a writ of certiorari GRANTED.
Nov 17 2014Brief of petitioner Dennys Rodriguez filed.
Nov 17 2014Joint appendix filed.
Nov 21 2014SET FOR ARGUMENT ON Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Nov 24 2014Brief amici curiae of U.S. Justice Foundation, et al. filed.
Dec 2 2014Record requested from U.S.C.A. 8th Circuit.
Dec 12 2014CIRCULATED.
Dec 17 2014Brief of respondent United States filed. (Distributed)
Dec 23 2014Brief amici curiae of States of Illinois, et al., filed. (Distributed)
Jan 13 2015Reply of petitioner Dennys Rodriguez filed. (Distributed)
Jan 21 2015Argued. For petitioner: Shannon P. O'Connor, First Assistant Federal Public Defender, Omaha, Neb. For respondent: Ginger D. Anders, Assistant to the Solicitor General, Department of Justice, Washington, D. C.
Apr 21 2015Judgment VACATED and case REMANDED. Ginsburg, J., delivered the opinion of the Court, in which Roberts, C. J., and Scalia, Breyer, Sotomayor, and Kagan, JJ., joined. Kennedy, J., filed a dissenting opinion. Thomas, J., filed a dissenting opinion, in which Alito, J., joined, and in which Kennedy, J., joined as to all but Part III. Alito, J., filed a dissenting opinion.
May 26 2015JUDGMENT ISSUED.
 
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