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 at 9:30 a.m. we expect orders from the October 17 Conference. We do not expect any decisions on the merits but will report promptly on any orders. The Court's next Conference is scheduled for October 31. The November sitting begins November 3.