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Serrano v. U.S. Customs & Border Protection

Pending petition
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
20-768 5th Cir. TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD

Issue: Whether, when the government seizes a vehicle for civil forfeiture, due process requires a prompt post-seizure hearing to test the legality of the seizure and continued detention of the vehicle pending the final forfeiture trial.

DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Dec 01 2020Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due January 4, 2021)
Dec 08 2020Blanket Consent filed by Petitioner, Gerardo Serrano
Dec 28 2020Motion to extend the time to file a response from January 4, 2021 to February 3, 2021, submitted to The Clerk.
Dec 29 2020Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including February 3, 2021
Jan 04 2021Brief amici curiae of David B. Smith, LEAP, and the R Street Institute filed.
Feb 01 2021Motion to extend the time to file a response from February 3, 2021 to March 5, 2021, submitted to The Clerk.
Feb 02 2021Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is further extended to and including March 5, 2021.
Mar 01 2021Motion to extend the time to file a response from March 5, 2021 to March 16, 2021, submitted to The Clerk.
Mar 02 2021Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is further extended to and including March 16, 2021.
Mar 16 2021Brief of respondents U.S. Customs and Border Protection, et al. in opposition filed.
Mar 30 2021Reply of petitioner Gerardo Serrano filed. (Distributed)
Mar 31 2021DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 4/16/2021.