Williams v. United States

Pending petition
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
19-1221 10th Cir. TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD

Issue: Whether, to conduct a warrantless forensic search of a digital device at the border, government agents need reasonable suspicion that the device contains digital contraband (as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit requires), reasonable suspicion that the device contains evidence of a particular crime with a nexus to the purposes of the border-search exception to the warrant requirement (as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit requires), reasonable suspicion of any kind of criminal activity (which suffices in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit), or no suspicion whatsoever (as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit permits).

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DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Jan 29 2020Application (19A863) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from February 12, 2020 to April 12, 2020, submitted to Justice Sotomayor.
Jan 31 2020Application (19A863) granted by Justice Sotomayor extending the time to file until April 13, 2020.
Apr 13 2020Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due May 18, 2020)
May 08 2020Motion to extend the time to file a response from May 18, 2020 to June 17, 2020, submitted to The Clerk.
May 11 2020Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including June 17, 2020.
Jun 10 2020Motion to extend the time to file a response from June 17, 2020 to June 19, 2020, submitted to The Clerk.
Jun 11 2020Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is further extended to and including June 19, 2020.
Jun 19 2020Brief of respondent United States of America in opposition filed.
Jul 07 2020Reply of petitioner Derrick Lucius Williams, Jr. filed. (Distributed)
Jul 08 2020DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 9/29/2020.
Sep 08 2020Supplemental brief of petitioner Derrick Lucius Williams, Jr. filed. (Distributed)
 
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