|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
|16-6308||4th Cir.||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||OT 2017|
Issues: (1) Whether the Fourth Amendment requires law enforcement to obtain a warrant to acquire cell-site location information used to track and reconstruct the location and movements of cell-phone users over extended periods of time; and (2) whether 18 U.S.C. § 2703, which contains both a provision that requires the government to seek a warrant in order to obtain stored location information from cellular-service providers, as well as a provision allowing law enforcement to obtain this data on less than probable cause, supports application of the good-faith exception to law enforcement's acquisition of over seven months of cell-site location information without a warrant.
|Date||Proceedings and Orders |
|Aug 02 2016||Application (16A126) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from August 29, 2016 to September 26, 2016, submitted to The Chief Justice.|
|Aug 05 2016||Application (16A126) granted by The Chief Justice extending the time to file until September 26, 2016.|
|Sep 26 2016||Petition for a writ of certiorari and motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis filed. (Response due November 3, 2016)|
|Oct 27 2016||Order extending time to file response to petition to and including December 5, 2016.|
|Oct 28 2016||Brief amici curiae of Electronic Frontier Foundation, et al. filed.|
|Nov 03 2016||Brief amici curiae of U.S. Justice Foundation, et al. filed.|
|Nov 03 2016||Brief amicus curiae of Cato Institute filed.|
|Nov 21 2016||Order further extending time to file response to petition to and including January 4, 2017.|
|Dec 15 2016||Order further extending time to file response to petition to and including February 3, 2017.|
|Feb 03 2017||Brief of respondent United States in opposition filed.|
|Feb 21 2017||Reply of petitioner Aaron Graham filed.|
|Feb 23 2017||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of March 17, 2017.|
|Feb 23 2017||Rescheduled.|
|Mar 22 2017||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of April 13, 2017.|
|Apr 17 2017||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of April 21, 2017.|
|Apr 24 2017||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of April 28, 2017.|
|May 08 2017||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of May 11, 2017.|
|May 15 2017||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of May 18, 2017.|
|May 22 2017||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of May 25, 2017.|
|May 30 2017||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of June 1, 2017.|
|Jun 27 2018||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 6/27/2018.|
|Jun 28 2018||Petition DENIED.|
|Jul 19 2018||Petition for Rehearing filed.|
|Aug 02 2018||DISTRIBUTED.|
|Aug 24 2018||Rehearing DENIED.|
Cecilia (Cissy) Suyat Marshall, the widow of Thurgood Marshall, died this morning at 94. Here is the court's announcement.
BREAKING: The Supreme Court REJECTS Trump's bid to prevent the House Ways & Means Committee from obtaining his tax returns. No noted dissents.
The brief order may end years of litigation over the committee's efforts to review the tax records of Trump and his businesses.
JUST IN: Whisky, dog toys... and trademark law.
SCOTUS has agreed to hear a dispute between Jack Daniel's and a company that makes squeaking "Bad Spaniels" dog toys. The case will have implications for the tension between parody & intellectual property. https://www.supremecourt.gov/orders/courtorders/112122zr_e1p3.pdf
In a quiet Monday morning order list, SCOTUS adds no new cases to its docket. The court will not hear Brooks v. Abbott, a challenge to an alleged racial gerrymander of a state senate district in Texas. Here's the full order list: https://www.supremecourt.gov/orders/courtorders/112122zor_7lhn.pdf
JUST IN: The Biden administration, as expected, asks the Supreme Court to revive Biden's student-loan relief plan. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit blocked the government from implementing the plan; Biden wants SCOTUS to lift that ruling. https://www.scotusblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/22A444-2.pdf
JUST IN: The Supreme Court DENIES Arizona GOP chair Kelli Ward's bid to block the Jan. 6 committee from reviewing her phone records. Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito dissent from the court's brief, unexplained order denying Ward's request.
NEW: Another fight on the shadow docket over a subpoena seeking information about election interference. Arizona GOP chairwoman Kelli Ward is asking SCOTUS to block the Jan. 6 committee's subpoena for her phone records. Here's Ward's filing: https://www.scotusblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/10/22A350.pdf