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Lewis v. Vasquez

Petition for certiorari denied on April 17, 2017
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
16-805 10th Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2016

Issues: (1) Whether the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit, in a divided 2-1 decision, incorrectly narrowed qualified immunity and failed to faithfully apply the Supreme Court's precedents when it held that officers clearly lacked reasonable suspicion for the brief detention of a driver after a valid traffic stop until a drug detection dog arrived and alerted to the driver's car; and (2) whether the 10th Circuit erred by doing precisely what the Supreme Court instructed lower courts not to do in United States v. Arvizu, which was to use a divide-and-conquer approach to reasonable suspicion and proceed to dismiss individual factors as innocuous in isolation rather than consider all factors collectively, i.e., the totality of the circumstances.

DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Dec 19 2016Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due January 23, 2017)
Dec 28 2016Waiver of right of respondent Peter L. Vasquez to respond filed.
Jan 3 2017DISTRIBUTED for Conference of January 19, 2017.
Jan 10 2017Response Requested . (Due February 9, 2017)
Jan 24 2017Order extending time to file response to petition to and including March 13, 2017.
Feb 9 2017Brief amici curiae of National Association of Police Organizations, et al. filed.
Feb 22 2017Brief of respondent Peter L. Vasquez in opposition filed.
Mar 6 2017Reply of petitioners Dax K. Lewis, et al. filed.
Mar 8 2017DISTRIBUTED for Conference of March 24, 2017.
Mar 27 2017DISTRIBUTED for Conference of March 31, 2017.
Apr 10 2017DISTRIBUTED for Conference of April 13, 2017.
Apr 17 2017Petition DENIED. Justice Gorsuch took no part in the consideration or decision of this petition.