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Struve v. Iowa

Pending petition
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
21-374 Iowa TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD

Issue: Whether police officers in the more than 20 states that have laws that prohibit sending text messages on a cellphone while driving, but that allow drivers to use their cellphones for other purposes, such as navigation or playing music, have reasonable suspicion under the Fourth Amendment to initiate an investigatory traffic stop, when they observe a driver briefly holding and manipulating a cellphone, in a manner that does not indicate whether the cellphone is being used for a lawful or prohibited purpose.

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DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Sep 02 2021Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due October 8, 2021)
Sep 09 2021Waiver of Iowa of right to respond not accepted for filing. (September 10, 2021)
Sep 10 2021Waiver of right of respondent Iowa to respond filed.
Oct 13 2021DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 10/29/2021.
Oct 18 2021Response Requested. (Due November 17, 2021)
Nov 16 2021Brief of respondent Iowa in opposition filed.
Dec 01 2021DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 1/7/2022.
Dec 01 2021Reply of petitioner Steven Edward Struve filed. (Distributed)