Editor's Note :

Editor's Note :

We expect orders from the March 24 conference on Monday at 9:30 a.m. There is a possibility of opinions on Tuesday, March 28 and Wednesday, March 29.
On Monday the court hears oral argument in Advocate Health Care Network v. Stapleton. Ronald Mann has our preview.
On Monday the court also hears oral argument in TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC. Ronald Mann has our preview.

Scott v. American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Council 79

Petition for certiorari denied on April 21, 2014
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
13-841 11th Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2013

Issue: (1) Whether a state may, consistent with the Fourth Amendment, condition government employment on an employee or job applicant’s consent to suspicionless drug testing; and (2) whether suspicionless drug testing of all government employees and job applicants is reasonable under the “special needs” exception to the Fourth Amendment’s warrant and probable cause requirements.

SCOTUSblog Coverage

DateProceedings and Orders
Oct 22 2013Application (13A405) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from November 13, 2013 to January 12, 2014, submitted to Justice Thomas.
Oct 28 2013Application (13A405) granted by Justice Thomas extending the time to file until January 12, 2014.
Jan 13 2014Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due February 14, 2014)
Jan 22 2014Order extending time to file response to petition to and including March 17, 2014.
Feb 14 2014Brief amici curiae of Texas and Six Other States filed.
Mar 14 2014Brief of respondents American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Council 79, et al. in opposition filed.
Apr 1 2014Reply of petitioner Rick Scott, in His Official Capacity as Governor of Florida filed.
Apr 2 2014DISTRIBUTED for Conference of April 18, 2014.
Apr 21 2014Petition DENIED.
Term Snapshot