Issue: Whether, after a law enforcement officer has completed a lawful traffic stop for a noncriminal traffic infraction, the continued detention of the driver for any amount of time to conduct a drug-dog sniff of the driver’s car violates the Fourth Amendment’s prohibition against unreasonable seizures when the officer has neither probable cause nor reasonable suspicion to believe the car contains drugs.
Proceedings and Orders
Apr 9 2013
Application (12A979) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from April 24, 2013 to June 23, 2013, submitted to The Chief Justice.
Apr 11 2013
Application (12A979) granted by The Chief Justice extending the time to file until June 21, 2013.
On Monday the Court issued orders from its February 27 Conference. Two new cases were granted. In case there are opinions, we will be live blogging both Tuesday and Wednesday. This is the second week of the February sitting.
King v. Burwell Availability of federal tax subsidies to individuals who purchase health insurance on an exchange operated by the federal government
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Awarded the Peabody Award for excellence in electronic media.
Sigma Delta Chi
Awarded the Sigma Delta Chi deadline reporting award for online coverage of the Affordable Care Act decision.
National Press Club Award
Awarded the National Press Club's Breaking News Award for coverage of the Affordable Care Act decision.
Silver Gavel Award
Awarded the Silver Gavel Award by the American Bar Association for fostering the American public’s understanding of the law and the legal system.
American Gavel Award
Awarded the American Gavel Award for Distinguished Reporting About the Judiciary to recognize the highest standards of reporting about courts and the justice system.
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