|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
|13-9972||8th Cir.||Jan 21, 2015||Apr 21, 2015||6-3||Ginsburg||OT 2014|
Holding: Absent reasonable suspicion, police extension of a traffic stop to conduct a dog sniff violates the Constitution’s shield against unreasonable seizures.
Judgment: Vacated and remanded, 6-3, in an opinion by Justice Ginsburg on April 21, 2015. Justice Kennedy filed a dissenting opinion. Justice Thomas filed a dissenting opinion in which Justice Alito joined and in which Justice Kennedy joined as to all but Part III. Justice Alito filed a dissenting opinion.
|Date||Proceedings and Orders |
|May 1 2014||Petition for a writ of certiorari and motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis filed. (Response due June 2, 2014)|
|May 28 2014||Order extending time to file response to petition to and including July 2, 2014.|
|Jun 13 2014||Order further extending time to file response to petition to and including August 1, 2014.|
|Jul 22 2014||Brief of respondent United States in opposition filed.|
|Aug 7 2014||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of September 29, 2014.|
|Oct 2 2014||Motion to proceed in forma pauperis and petition for a writ of certiorari GRANTED.|
|Nov 17 2014||Brief of petitioner Dennys Rodriguez filed.|
|Nov 17 2014||Joint appendix filed.|
|Nov 21 2014||SET FOR ARGUMENT ON Wednesday, January 21, 2015|
|Nov 24 2014||Brief amici curiae of U.S. Justice Foundation, et al. filed.|
|Dec 2 2014||Record requested from U.S.C.A. 8th Circuit.|
|Dec 12 2014||CIRCULATED.|
|Dec 17 2014||Brief of respondent United States filed. (Distributed)|
|Dec 23 2014||Brief amici curiae of States of Illinois, et al., filed. (Distributed)|
|Jan 13 2015||Reply of petitioner Dennys Rodriguez filed. (Distributed)|
|Jan 21 2015||Argued. For petitioner: Shannon P. O'Connor, First Assistant Federal Public Defender, Omaha, Neb. For respondent: Ginger D. Anders, Assistant to the Solicitor General, Department of Justice, Washington, D. C.|
|Apr 21 2015||Judgment VACATED and case REMANDED. Ginsburg, J., delivered the opinion of the Court, in which Roberts, C. J., and Scalia, Breyer, Sotomayor, and Kagan, JJ., joined. Kennedy, J., filed a dissenting opinion. Thomas, J., filed a dissenting opinion, in which Alito, J., joined, and in which Kennedy, J., joined as to all but Part III. Alito, J., filed a dissenting opinion.|
|May 26 2015||JUDGMENT ISSUED.|
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