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Davis v. United States

Petition for certiorari denied on November 9, 2015
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
15-146 11th Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2015

Issue: (1) Whether the warrantless seizure and search of historical cell phone records revealing the location and movements of a cell phone user over the course of 67 days is permitted by the Fourth Amendment; and (2) whether the good-faith exception to the exclusionary rule applies where the search was based on a court order sought by a prosecutor rather than a warrant sought by police, particularly when the governing statute provided the prosecutor with the option to pursue a warrant but the prosecutor ignored it.

DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Jul 29 2015Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due August 31, 2015)
Aug 19 2015Supplemental brief of petitioner Quartavius Davis filed.
Aug 20 2015Consent to the filing of amicus curiae briefs, in support of either party or of neither party, received from counsel for the petitioner.
Aug 26 2015Order extending time to file response to petition to and including September 30, 2015.
Aug 27 2015Brief amicus curiae of The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press filed.
Aug 31 2015Brief amici curiae of Electronic Frontier Foundation, et al. filed.
Aug 31 2015Brief amicus curiae of The Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers filed.
Sep 28 2015Order further extending time to file response to petition to and including October 7, 2015.
Oct 7 2015Brief of respondent United States in opposition filed.
Oct 19 2015Reply of petitioner Quartavius Davis filed.
Oct 21 2015DISTRIBUTED for Conference of November 6, 2015.
Oct 29 2015Letter from the Solicitor General dated October 29, 2015 received. (Distributed)
Nov 3 2015Letter from counsel for petitioner dated October 30, 2015 received. (Distributed).
Nov 9 2015Petition DENIED.
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