For those who don’t keep up, which is what I used to do until the Internet made it easier, SCOTUS has two weeks of oral arguments coming up: As in Feb. 23-25, 29 and Mar. 1-2 (you’ll see two more at the end of March). On Monday is Utah v. Stieff noted here (Orin Kerr) and here (cert grant).
Every time SCOTUS takes a case, it’s uncertain. Since Scalia was the conscience of the Fourth Amendment, it’s now up to Sotomayor to pick up the mantle.