|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
|19-1221||10th Cir.||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||OT 2020|
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).
|Date||Proceedings and Orders |
|Jan 29 2020||Application (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 2020||Application (19A863) granted by Justice Sotomayor extending the time to file until April 13, 2020.|
|Apr 13 2020||Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due May 18, 2020)|
|May 08 2020||Motion to extend the time to file a response from May 18, 2020 to June 17, 2020, submitted to The Clerk.|
|May 11 2020||Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including June 17, 2020.|
|Jun 10 2020||Motion to extend the time to file a response from June 17, 2020 to June 19, 2020, submitted to The Clerk.|
|Jun 11 2020||Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is further extended to and including June 19, 2020.|
|Jun 19 2020||Brief of respondent United States of America in opposition filed.|
|Jul 07 2020||Reply of petitioner Derrick Lucius Williams, Jr. filed. (Distributed)|
|Jul 08 2020||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 9/29/2020.|
|Sep 08 2020||Supplemental brief of petitioner Derrick Lucius Williams, Jr. filed. (Distributed)|
|Oct 05 2020||Petition DENIED.|
Incidentally, Gorsuch had been scheduled to give a speech at the University of Wyoming today, but his visit was canceled due to COVID.
Nothing from Kagan or Gorsuch though 😢 https://twitter.com/scotusblog/status/1438530948207874050
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💥 Barrett gave a speech Sunday @uofl.
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