on Mar 24, 2008 at 10:05 am
A copy of today’s orders list — containing grants of certiorari in two cases — is now available here. Links to all available certiorari-stage filings in the cases are available after the jump.
Issue: Whether, to qualify as a â€œmisdemeanor crime of domestic violenceâ€ under 18 USC 922(g)(9), the offense must have as an element a domestic relationship between the offender and the victim.
- Opinion below (4th Circuit)
- Petition for certiorari
- Brief in opposition
- Petitionerâ€™s reply
Case name: Pearson v. Callahan
Issue: Whether, for qualified immunity purposes, police officers may enter a home without a warrant on the theory that the owner consented to the entry by previously permitting an undercover informant into the home. (Note: in addition to the questions presented, the Court directed the parties to brief and argue the following question: “Whether the Court’s decision in Saucier v. Katz, 533 U.S. 194 (2001) should be overruled?”)