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Merchant v. Mayorkas

Petition for certiorari denied on June 28, 2021
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
20-1505 1st Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2020

Issue: Whether the Fourth Amendment requires that searches of electronic devices at the U.S. border be conducted pursuant to a warrant based on probable cause, or at least pursuant to an officer’s determination of reasonable suspicion that the device contains digital contraband.

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DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Apr 23 2021Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due May 28, 2021)
May 25 2021Brief of respondent United States filed.
May 28 2021Brief amicus curiae of Constitutional Accountability Center filed.
May 28 2021Brief amici curiae of Center for Democracy & Technology, Brennan Center for Justice, and TechFreedom filed.
Jun 04 2021Reply of petitioner Zainab Merchant filed. (Distributed)
Jun 08 2021DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 6/24/2021.
Jun 28 2021Petition DENIED.