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 justices met for their September 26 conference. They issued orders from this conference on Thursday. The court granted certiorari in nine cases, consolidating two. The October sitting will begin on October 3; the argument calendar for that sitting is available on the court's website.
Bank of America Corp. v. City of Miami (1) Whether, by limiting suit to “aggrieved person[s],” Congress required that a Fair Housing Act plaintiff plead more than just Article III injury-in-fact; and (2) whether proximate cause requires more than just the possibility that a defendant could have foreseen that the remote plaintiff might ultimately lose money through some theoretical chain of contingencies.
Moore v. Texas (1) Whether it violates the Eighth Amendment and this Court’s decisions in Hall v. Florida and Atkins v. Virginia to prohibit the use of current medical standards on intellectual disability, and require the use of outdated medical standards, in determining whether an individual may be executed.
Pena-Rodriguez v. Colorado Whether a no-impeachment rule constitutionally may bar evidence of racial bias offered to prove a violation of the Sixth Amendment right to an impartial jury.
BeavEx Inc. v. Costello Whether the Federal Aviation Administration Authorization Act preempts generally-applicable state laws that force motor carriers to treat and pay all drivers as “employees” rather than as independent contractors.