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Brown v. Polk County, Wisconsin

Petition for certiorari denied on April 19, 2021
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
20-982 7th Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2020

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.

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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 2021Brief amici curiae of National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Restore the Fourth, Inc. filed.
Mar 10 2021DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 3/26/2021.
Mar 11 2021Reply of petitioner Sharon Brown filed. (Distributed)
Mar 19 2021Rescheduled.
Mar 29 2021DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 4/1/2021.
Mar 30 2021Rescheduled.
Apr 12 2021DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 4/16/2021.
Apr 19 2021Petition DENIED. Justice Barrett took no part in the consideration or decision of this petition. Statement of Justice Sotomayor respecting the denial of certiorari. (Detached Opinion)