|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
|16-1027||Va.||Jan 9, 2018||May 29, 2018||8-1||Sotomayor||OT 2017|
Holding: The Fourth Amendment’s automobile exception does not permit the warrantless entry of a home or its curtilage in order to search a vehicle therein.
Judgment: Reversed and remanded, 8-1, in an opinion by Justice Sotomayor on May 29, 2018. Justice Thomas filed a concurring opinion. Justice Alito filed a dissenting opinion.
|Date||Proceedings and Orders |
|Feb 21 2017||Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due March 27, 2017)|
|Mar 20 2017||Waiver of right of respondent Virginia to respond filed.|
|Mar 27 2017||Brief amici curiae of United States Justice Foundation, et al. filed.|
|Apr 05 2017||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of April 21, 2017.|
|Apr 12 2017||Response Requested. (Due May 12, 2017)|
|Apr 24 2017||Order extending time to file response to petition to and including June 12, 2017.|
|Jun 07 2017||Brief of respondent Virginia in opposition filed.|
|Jun 21 2017||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of September 25, 2017.|
|Jun 22 2017||Reply of petitioner Ryan Austin Collins filed. (Distributed)|
|Sep 28 2017||Petition GRANTED.|
|Nov 13 2017||Brief of petitioner Ryan A. Collins filed.|
|Nov 13 2017||Joint appendix filed. (Statement of costs filed)|
|Nov 17 2017||SET FOR ARGUMENT ON Tuesday, January 9, 2018|
|Nov 17 2017||Brief amicus curiae of Institute for Justice filed.|
|Nov 17 2017||Brief amicus curiae of Restore the Fourth, Inc. filed.|
|Nov 20 2017||Brief amicus curiae of Fourth Amendment Scholars filed. (Distributed)|
|Nov 20 2017||Brief amicus curiae of The National Rifle Association Freedom Action Foundation filed.|
|Nov 20 2017||Brief amicus curiae of The Rutherford Institute filed. (Distributed)|
|Nov 20 2017||Brief amicus curiae of National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers filed.|
|Nov 20 2017||Brief amici curiae of Conservative Legal Defense and Education Fund, et al. filed. (Distributed)|
|Nov 20 2017||Brief amicus curiae of American Motorcyclist Association filed. (Distributed)|
|Nov 20 2017||Brief amicus curiae of The Cato Institute filed.|
|Nov 22 2017||CIRCULATED.|
|Dec 13 2017||Brief of respondent Virginia filed.|
|Dec 18 2017||Record requested from the Supreme Court of Virginia.|
|Jan 02 2018||Reply of petitioner Ryan A. Collins filed. (Distributed)|
|Jan 04 2018||Record received from the Commonwealth of Virginia in the Circuit Court of the county of Albemarle. (1 Envelope).|
|Jan 05 2018||Record received from the Court of Appeals of Virginia. (1 Envelope).|
|Jan 09 2018||Argued. For petitioner: Matthew A. Fitzgerald, Richmond, Va. For respondent: Trevor S. Cox, Acting Solicitor General of Virginia, Richmond, Va.|
|Jan 17 2018||Record received from the Supreme Court of Virginia is electronic.|
|May 29 2018||Judgment REVERSED and case REMANDED. Sotomayor, J., delivered the opinion of the Court, in which Roberts, C. J., and Kennedy, Thomas, Ginsburg, Breyer, Kagan, and Gorsuch, JJ., joined. Thomas, J., filed a concurring opinion. Alito, J., filed a dissenting opinion.|
|Jul 02 2018||MANDATE ISSUED.|
|Jul 02 2018||JUDGMENT ISSUED.|
|Aug 28 2018||The record from the Supreme Court of Virginia has been returned.|
|Aug 29 2018||The record from the Supreme Court of Virginia has been returned (2nd record).|
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Full brief is here: https://www.supremecourt.gov/DocketPDF/21/21A85/197064/20211021113524436_21A85_United%20States%20v.%20Texas_Opposition.pdf
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