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I. B. v. Woodard

Petition for certiorari denied on May 20, 2019
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
18-1173 10th Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2018

Issues: (1) Whether the Fourth Amendment requires a case-worker who suspects abuse to obtain a warrant to strip-search a child—an issue that has produced an acknowledged 4-2 circuit split, and is nearly identical to the issue the Supreme Court granted certiorari on but did not resolve in Camreta v. Greene; (2) whether, even if a warrant is not required in this context, clearly established federal law prohibits conducting warrantless strip searches of children at school when there are no “specific suspicions” of danger or wrongdoing justifying the “categorically extreme intrusiveness of a search down to the body”; and (3) whether the Supreme Court should reconsider its qualified-immunity jurisprudence to accord with historical common-law practice and to eliminate the widespread confusion plaguing current qualified-immunity doctrine.

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DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Mar 08 2019Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due April 10, 2019)
Mar 14 2019Blanket Consent filed by Petitioners, I.B. and Jane Doe.
Apr 01 2019Blanket Consent filed by Respondents, April Woodard, et al.
Apr 09 2019Brief amicus curiae of Pacific Justice Institute filed.
Apr 10 2019Brief amici curiae of Cross-Ideological Groups Dedicated to Ensuring Official Accountability, et al. filed.
Apr 10 2019Brief amici curiae of Home School Legal Defense Association, et al. filed.
Apr 10 2019Brief amicus curiae of Scholars of the Law of Qualified Immunity filed.
Apr 10 2019Brief of respondents April Woodard, et al. in opposition filed.
Apr 10 2019Brief amicus curiae of Cato Institute filed.
Apr 10 2019Brief amicus curiae of First Liberty Institute filed.
Apr 10 2019Brief amici curiae of Gun Owners Foundation, et al. filed.
Apr 24 2019Reply of petitioners I.B. and Jane Doe filed.
Apr 30 2019DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 5/16/2019.
May 20 2019Petition DENIED.