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Brown v. Polk County, Wisconsin

Pending petition
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
20-982 7th Cir. TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD

Issue: Whether the Fourth Amendment permits jail officials to conduct a physical, penetrative search of the vagina and/or anus of a pretrial detainee without a warrant, probable cause or exigent circumstances, including in cases of persons detained for minor nonviolent non-drug offenses like shoplifting.

DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Jan 15 2021Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due February 24, 2021)
Feb 23 2021Brief amici curiae of National Alliance to End Sexual Violence, et al. filed.
Feb 24 2021Brief of respondents Polk County, Wisconsin, et al. in opposition filed.
Feb 24 2021Amicus brief of National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Restore the Fourth, Inc. submitted.