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Frederick County Board of Commissioners v. Santos

Petition for certiorari denied on March 24, 2014
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
13-706 4th Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2013

Issue: (1) Whether federal law preempts the brief detention of an alien by a local police officer, pursuant to a federal warrant, for the purpose of contacting Immigration and Customs Enforcement to determine if the alien should be taken into custody, when it is unknown whether the alien’s violation of federal immigration law was criminal or civil; and (2) whether the Fourth Amendment prohibits a brief investigative stop of an alien when the law enforcement officer reasonably suspects that the alien has committed a violation of federal immigration law, regardless of whether it is civil or criminal in nature.

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DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Dec 9 2013Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due January 13, 2014)
Jan 7 2014Order extending time to file response to petition to and including February 12, 2014.
Jan 13 2014Brief amicus curiae of Eagle Forum Education & Legal Defense Fund, Inc. filed.
Feb 12 2014Brief of respondent Roxana Orellana Santos in opposition filed.
Feb 25 2014Reply of petitioners Frederick County Board of Commissioners, et al. filed.
Feb 26 2014DISTRIBUTED for Conference of March 21, 2014.
Mar 24 2014Petition DENIED.