|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
Issue: Whether the Fourth Amendment permits law enforcement to prolong every traffic stop by performing a criminal history check, or whether the Fourth Amendment requires a case-by-case approach that permits such checks when the government offers some evidence that the measure actually related to officer safety.
|Date||Proceedings and Orders |
|Oct 12 2020||Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due November 30, 2020)|
|Nov 04 2020||Waiver of right of respondent Kentucky to respond filed.|
|Nov 10 2020||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 12/4/2020.|
|Nov 19 2020||Response Requested. (Due December 21, 2020)|
|Dec 08 2020||Motion to extend the time to file a response from December 21, 2020 to January 20, 2021, submitted to The Clerk.|
|Dec 09 2020||Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including January 20, 2021.|
|Dec 21 2020||Brief amici curiae of Professors of Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure filed.|
|Jan 20 2021||Brief of respondent Kentucky in opposition filed.|
|Feb 03 2021||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 2/19/2021.|
|Feb 03 2021||Reply of petitioner Rodney Carlisle, Jr. filed. (Distributed)|
|Feb 22 2021||Petition DENIED.|
Quick Tok explainer on yesterday’s voting rights case at the Supreme Court—Merrill v. Milligan.
The Mar-a-Lago case arrives at the Supreme Court. Here's an explainer on today's filing from @katieleebarlow, who notes that this isn't the first time Trump has asked the justices to intervene in fights over sensitive documents. (Both other times, the court ruled against him.)
In today's Voting Rights Act case, the conservative majority seemed likely to side with Alabama, though perhaps on narrower grounds than the state asked for. Here's @AHoweBlogger's analysis, plus courtroom sketches from Bill Hennessy (AKA @Artisbest).
Conservative justices seem poised to uphold Alabama’s redistricting plan in Voting Rights Act challenge - SCOTUSblog
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Today at SCOTUS: voting rights and veterans' benefits.
First up is Merrill v. Milligan, a case about Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act and how to decide if a state's redistricting plan dilutes Black voting power. @AHoweBlogger explains:
When are majority-Black voting districts required? In Alabama case, the justices will review that question. - SCOTUSblog
Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act bars election practices that result in a denial or abridgement of the right ...