|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.|
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