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Sellars v. North Carolina

Petition for certiorari denied on October 21, 2013
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
12-10958 N.C. Ct. App. _ N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2013

Issue: Whether, after a law enforcement officer has completed a lawful traffic stop for a noncriminal traffic infraction, the continued detention of the driver for any amount of time to conduct a drug-dog sniff of the driver’s car violates the Fourth Amendment’s prohibition against unreasonable seizures when the officer has neither probable cause nor reasonable suspicion to believe the car contains drugs.

DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Apr 9 2013Application (12A979) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from April 24, 2013 to June 23, 2013, submitted to The Chief Justice.
Apr 11 2013Application (12A979) granted by The Chief Justice extending the time to file until June 21, 2013.
Jun 21 2013Petition for a writ of certiorari and motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis filed. (Response due July 26, 2013)
Jul 8 2013Waiver of right of respondent North Carolina to respond filed.
Jul 18 2013DISTRIBUTED for Conference of September 30, 2013.
Aug 9 2013Response Requested . (Due September 9, 2013)
Sep 6 2013Brief of respondent North Carolina in opposition filed.
Sep 24 2013Reply of petitioner William Wesley Sellars, Jr. filed.
Sep 25 2013DISTRIBUTED for Conference of October 11, 2013.
Oct 15 2013DISTRIBUTED for Conference of October 18, 2013.
Oct 21 2013Petition DENIED.