This week we highlight petitions pending before the Supreme Court that address, among other things, whether the Bankruptcy Code abrogates the sovereign immunity of Indian tribes, the constitutionality of an “information-seeking” police stop, the particularized-nexus requirement for probable cause, and whether a dog-sniff in the common area of an apartment building is a search under the Fourth Amendment.

The petitions of the week are:

18-1166

Issue: Whether Illinois v. Lidster allows the police to stop a criminal suspect in the absence of reasonable suspicion on the ground that the stop is merely “information-seeking.”

18-1218

Issue: Whether the Bankruptcy Code abrogates the sovereign immunity of Indian tribes.

18-1219

Issues: (1) Whether a sniff by a drug-detection dog conducted in the common area of an apartment building is a Fourth Amendment search under Florida v. Jardines; and (2) whether, if the dog-sniff was an unreasonable search, the good-faith exception to the exclusionary rule applies.

18-1230

Issue: Whether a search-warrant application that fails to provide any particularized nexus between an individual’s alleged drug-trafficking activity and the individual’s residence can provide probable cause for a warrant to search the residence.

Posted in Sievers v. Nebraska, Buchwald Capital Advisors LLC v. Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians, Illinois v. Bonilla, Zamudio v. U.S., Cases in the Pipeline

Recommended Citation: Aurora Barnes, Petitions of the week, SCOTUSblog (Apr. 26, 2019, 9:27 AM), https://www.scotusblog.com/2019/04/petitions-of-the-week-41/