Editor's Note :

Editor's Note :

We expect additional orders from the December 2 conference on Monday at 9:30 a.m. There is a possibility of opinions on Tuesday.
On Monday the court hears oral arguments in Bethune-Hill v. Virginia State Board of Elections and McCrory v. Harris. Amy Howe has our preview.

Utah v. Strieff

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
14-1373 Utah Feb 22, 2016
Tr.Aud.
Jun 20, 2016 5-3 Thomas OT 2015

Holding: When there was no flagrant police misconduct and a police officer discovered a valid, pre-existing, and untainted warrant for an individual’s arrest, evidence seized pursuant to that arrest is admissible even when the police officer’s stop of the individual was unconstitutional, because the discovery of the warrant attenuated the connection between the stop and the evidence.

Judgment: Reversed, 5-3, in an opinion by Justice Thomas on June 20, 2016. Justice Sotomayor filed a dissenting opinion, in which Justice Ginsburg joined as to Parts I, II, and III. Justice Kagan filed a dissenting opinion, in which Justice Ginsburg joined.

SCOTUSblog Coverage

DateProceedings and Orders
Mar 31 2015Application (14A1025) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from April 16, 2015 to May 18, 2015, submitted to Justice Sotomayor.
Apr 6 2015Application (14A1025) granted by Justice Sotomayor extending the time to file until May 18, 2015.
May 15 2015Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due June 18, 2015)
Jun 11 2015Order extending time to file response to petition to and including July 20, 2015.
Jun 18 2015Brief amici curiae of Michigan, and Ten Other States filed.
Jun 30 2015Brief of respondent Edward Joseph Strieff, Jr. in opposition filed.
Jul 14 2015Reply of petitioner Utah filed. (Distributed)
Jul 15 2015DISTRIBUTED for Conference of September 28, 2015.
Oct 1 2015Petition GRANTED.
Nov 6 2015The time to file the joint appendix and petitioner's brief on the merits is extended to and including December 4, 2015.
Nov 6 2015The time to file respondent's brief on the merits is extended to and including January 22, 2016.
Nov 6 2015Petitioner will file a reply brief on the merits on or before February 9, 2016.
Dec 4 2015Brief of petitioner Utah filed.
Dec 4 2015Joint appendix filed. (Statement of costs filed)
Dec 11 2015Brief amicus curiae of the United States filed.
Dec 11 2015Brief amicus curiae of Criminal Justice Legal Foundation filed.
Dec 11 2015Brief amici curiae of Michigan, and Twenty-Nine Other States filed.
Dec 23 2015SET FOR ARGUMENT on Monday, February 22, 2016.
Jan 4 2016Record requested from the Supreme Court of Utah.
Jan 12 2016Record received from the Supreme Court of Utah, the record is electronic.
Jan 15 2016CIRCULATED
Jan 21 2016Motion of the Solicitor General for leave to participate in oral argument as amicus curiae and for divided argument filed.
Jan 22 2016Brief of respondent Edward Joseph Strieff, Jr. filed. (Distributed)
Jan 29 2016Brief amici curiae of Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC), and Twenty-One Technical Experts and Legal Scholars filed. (Distributed)
Jan 29 2016Brief amici curiae of American Civil Liberties Union, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Jan 29 2016Brief amici curiae of Tracy E. Labrusciano, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Feb 9 2016Reply of petitioner Utah filed. (Distributed)
Feb 18 2016Motion of the Solicitor General for leave to participate in oral argument as amicus curiae and for divided argument GRANTED.
Feb 22 2016Argued. For petitioner: Tyler R. Green, Solicitor General, Salt Lake City, Utah; and John F. Bash, Assistant to the Solicitor General, Department of Justice, Washington, D. C. (for United States, as amicus curiae.) For respondent: Joan C. Watt, Salt Lake City, Utah.
Jun 20 2016Judgment REVERSED. Thomas, J., delivered the opinion of the Court, in which Roberts, C. J., and Kennedy, Breyer, and Alito, JJ., joined. Sotomayor, J., filed a dissenting opinion, in which Ginsburg, J., joined as to Parts I, II, and III. Kagan, J., filed a dissenting opinion, in which Ginsburg, J., joined.
Jul 22 2016MANDATE ISSUED
Jul 22 2016JUDGMENT ISSUED
 
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