|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
|11-817||Fla. S. Ct.||Oct 31, 2012||Feb 19, 2013||9-0||Kagan||OT 2012|
Holding: When, subject to challenge by the defendant, the police provide evidence of a drug-sniffing dog’s satisfactory performance in a certification or training program, the dog’s alert can provide probable cause to search a vehicle.
Judgment: Reversed, 9-0, in an opinion by Justice Kagan on February 19, 2013.
|Date||Proceedings and Orders |
|Dec 21 2011||Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due January 30, 2012)|
|Jan 12 2012||Waiver of right of respondent Clayton Harris to respond filed.|
|Jan 24 2012||Motion for leave to file amici brief filed by National Police Canine Association, et al.|
|Jan 25 2012||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of February 17, 2012.|
|Jan 30 2012||Brief amicus curiae of Commonwealth of Virginia, et al. filed.|
|Jan 31 2012||Response Requested . (Due March 1, 2012)|
|Feb 15 2012||Brief of respondent Clayton Harris in opposition filed.|
|Feb 15 2012||Motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis filed by respondent.|
|Feb 29 2012||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of March 16, 2012.|
|Mar 19 2012||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of March 23, 2012.|
|Mar 26 2012||Motion for leave to file amici brief filed by National Police Canine Association, et al. GRANTED.|
|Mar 26 2012||Motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis filed by respondent GRANTED.|
|Mar 26 2012||Petition GRANTED.|
|May 9 2012||The time to file the joint appendix and petitioner's brief on the merits is extended to and including June 11, 2012.|
|Jun 8 2012||The time to file the joint appendix and petitioner's brief on the merits is further extended to and including June 25, 2012.|
|Jun 25 2012||Joint appendix filed. (Statement of costs filed.)|
|Jun 25 2012||Brief of petitioner Florida filed.|
|Jun 27 2012||Brief amici curiae of National Police Canine Association, et al. filed.|
|Jun 29 2012||Brief amici curiae of Commonwealth of Virginia, et al. filed.|
|Jul 2 2012||Brief amicus curiae of United States filed.|
|Jul 11 2012||The time to file respondent's brief on the merits is extended to and including August 24, 2012.|
|Jul 23 2012||SET FOR ARGUMENT ON Wednesday, October 31, 2012|
|Aug 2 2012||CIRCULATED|
|Aug 22 2012||Record received from Supreme Court of Florida. (1 envelope)|
|Aug 24 2012||Motion of the Solicitor General for leave to participate in oral argument as amicus curiae and for divided argument filed.|
|Aug 24 2012||Brief of respondent Clayton Harris filed. (Distributed)|
|Aug 30 2012||Brief amicus curiae of Institute for Justice filed. (Distributed)|
|Aug 30 2012||Brief amicus curiae of The Rutherford Institute filed. (Distributed)|
|Aug 31 2012||Brief amicus curiae of EPIC filed. (Distributed)|
|Aug 31 2012||Brief amici curiae of Fourth Amendment Scholars filed. (Distributed)|
|Aug 31 2012||Brief amici curiae of National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, et al. filed. (Distributed)|
|Sep 24 2012||Reply of petitioner Florida filed. (Distributed)|
|Sep 25 2012||Motion of the Solicitor General for leave to participate in oral argument as amicus curiae and for divided argument GRANTED.|
|Oct 31 2012||Argued. For petitioner: Gregory G. Garre, Washington, D. C.; and Joseph R. Palmore, Assistant to the Solicitor General, Department of Justice, Washington, D. C. (for United States, as amicus curiae.) For respondent: Glen P. Gifford, Assistant Public Defender, Tallahassee, Fla.|
|Feb 19 2013||Judgment REVERSED. Kagan, J., delivered the opinion for a unanimous Court.|
|Mar 25 2013||MANDATE ISSUED.|
|Apr 23 2013||Record returned to Supreme Court of Florida.|
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