Category Archives: SCOTUS

Reason: Neil Gorsuch and Samuel Alito Butt Heads Over the Fourth Amendment, Again

Reason: Neil Gorsuch and Samuel Alito Butt Heads Over the Fourth Amendment, Again by Damon Root: Gorsuch advances another property rights theory of the Fourth Amendment that Alito rejects.

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SCOTUSblog: Argument analysis: Rental cars, reasonable expectations of privacy and property rights

SCOTUSblog: Argument analysis: Rental cars, reasonable expectations of privacy and property rights by Amy Howe. Transcripts: Byrd & Collins

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Ginsburg has hired law clerks through term ending 6/30/20

ATL: Supreme Court Clerk Hiring Watch: New Year, New Hires by David Lat And some justices have already hired all their 2019-2020 clerks as well.

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Volokh Conspiracy: A Few Thoughts on Collins v. Virginia & Four Thoughts on Byrd v. United States

Volokh Conspiracy: A Few Thoughts on Collins v. Virginia by Orin Kerr Volokh Conspiracy: Four Thoughts on Byrd v. United States by Orin Kerr

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Reason: The Fourth Amendment, the Exclusionary Rule, and Illegal Government Searches

Reason: The Fourth Amendment, the Exclusionary Rule, and Illegal Government Searches by Damon Root:

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SCOTUSBlog: Argument preview: Justices to consider scope of Fourth Amendment’s “automobile exception”

SCOTUSBlog: Argument preview: Justices to consider scope of Fourth Amendment’s “automobile exception” by Amy Howe:

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SCOTUSBlog: Argument preview: For Fourth Amendment purposes, does it matter who is on the car-rental agreement?

SCOTUSBlog: Argument preview: For Fourth Amendment purposes, does it matter who is on the car-rental agreement? by Amy Howe:

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There are six pending SCOTUS Fourth Amendment cases

Six pending SCOTUS Fourth Amendment cases

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Today is [or maybe] the 414th anniversay of Semayne’s Case and judicial recognition of knock-and-announce and the castle doctrine

Today (as best as can be determined) is the 414th anniversary of Semayne’s Case recognizing both knock-and-announce and the castle doctrine at common law. Back then, the dates of decisions weren’t as important and they appeared in reporters well after … Continue reading

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Lawfare: The Best Way to Rule for Carpenter (Or, How to Expand Fourth Amendment Protections Without Making A Mess)

Lawfare: The Best Way to Rule for Carpenter (Or, How to Expand Fourth Amendment Protections Without Making A Mess) by Orin Kerr:

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Police News: How SCOTUS impacted law enforcement in 2017

Police News: How SCOTUS impacted law enforcement in 2017 by Terrence P. Dwyer

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The Hill: SCOTUS justices are ready to tackle privacy rights in the digital age

The Hill: SCOTUS justices are ready to tackle privacy rights in the digital age by Alan Butler: This case will not be decided in a vacuum, and it appears that the justices appreciate both the magnitude of the moment and … Continue reading

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