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Carter v. California

Petition for certiorari denied on January 20, 2015
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
14-5273 Cal. Ct. App. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2014

Issue: (1) Whether the California police officer violated petitioner Gregory N. Carter’s rights under the Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution by detaining him for jaywalking and, without arresting or taking him into custody, by searching him for identification or officer safety; (2) whether, under the Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution, the California police officer had reasonable suspicion to conduct a pat search of Carter’s outer clothing after stopping him for jaywalking, due to his failure to show identification and his wearing of bulky clothing in a high-crime area with heavy pedestrian traffic; and (3) whether the use of the waiver or forfeiture doctrine by the California Court of Appeal diluted the protection of the Fourth Amendment in the state’s trial courts and violated Carter’s state-created right to appeal his motion to suppress under the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution.

DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Jul 8 2014Petition for a writ of certiorari and motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis filed. (Response due August 18, 2014)
Sep 4 2014DISTRIBUTED for Conference of September 29, 2014.
Sep 17 2014Response Requested . (Due October 17, 2014)
Oct 20 2014Order extending time to file response to petition to and including November 17, 2014.
Nov 14 2014Brief of respondent California in opposition filed.
Dec 4 2014DISTRIBUTED for Conference of January 9, 2015.
Dec 19 2014Reply of petitioner Gregory Carter filed. (Distributed)
Jan 12 2015DISTRIBUTED for Conference of January 16, 2015.
Jan 20 2015Petition DENIED.