|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
|20-6400||8th Cir.||TBD||TBD||TBD||TBD||OT 2021|
Issue: Whether the community caretaker exception to the Fourth Amendment allows law enforcement to make warrantless entry into the home of Petitioner Kenneth Lamont Sanders, his girlfriend, and three children less than fifty seconds after their initial knock for a welfare check, where police suspected he had fought with and caused minor scratches to the face of his girlfriend, who assured officers that she and her 11, 7 and 1 year-old children were all fine, and police heard a child crying inside the home after expressly assenting to the girlfriend reentering the house to ask Sanders to come out.
|Date||Proceedings and Orders |
|Nov 17 2020||Petition for a writ of certiorari and motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis filed. (Response due December 21, 2020)|
|Dec 02 2020||Waiver of right of respondent United States of America to respond filed.|
|Dec 10 2020||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 1/8/2021.|
|Dec 17 2020||Response Requested. (Due January 19, 2021)|
|Jan 13 2021||Motion to extend the time to file a response from January 19, 2021 to February 18, 2021, submitted to The Clerk.|
|Jan 14 2021||Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including February 18, 2021.|
|Feb 18 2021||Brief of respondent United States of America filed.|
|Mar 04 2021||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 3/19/2021.|
|May 17 2021||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 5/20/2021.|
|May 24 2021||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 5/27/2021.|
|Jun 01 2021||Motion to proceed in forma pauperis and petition for a writ of certiorari GRANTED. Judgment VACATED and case REMANDED for further consideration in light of Caniglia v. Strom, 593 U. S. ___ (2021). Justice Kavanaugh, concurring in the decision to grant, vacate, and remand. (Detached Opinion)|
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The Supreme Court will release one or more opinions at 10:00 a.m. Join us on the live blog beginning at 9:45. https://www.scotusblog.com/2021/06/announcement-of-opinions-for-wednesday-june-23/
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We will open the live blog at 9:45.
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