Most Recent SCOTUS Cases

2017-18 Term: This Term’s decided case names in bold.
District of Columbia v. Wesby, 15-1485 (granted Jan. 19, 2017) (1. Whether police officers who found late-night partiers inside a vacant home belonging to someone else had probable cause to arrest the partiers for trespassing under the Fourth Amendment, and in particular whether, when the owner of a vacant home informs police that he has not authorized entry, an officer assessing probable cause to arrest those inside for trespassing may discredit the suspects’ questionable claims of an innocent mental state; and 2. whether, even if there was no probable cause to arrest the apparent trespassers, the officers were entitled to qualified immunity because the law was not clearly established in this regard.) (ScotusBlog)

2016-17 Term:
Hernández v. Mesa, 2017 U.S. LEXIS 4059 (June 26, 2017) (per curiam) (remanded in light of Ziglar v. Abbasi (June 19th) to determine whether Bivens applies) (ScotusBlog)
Manuel v. City of Joliet, 137 S. Ct. 911, 197 L. Ed. 2d 312 (March 21, 2017) (an individual’s Fourth Amendment right to be free from unreasonable seizure continues beyond legal process so as to allow a Fourth Amendment challenge to pretrial detention) (ScotusBlog)
County of Los Angeles v. Mendez, 137 S. Ct. 1539, 198 L. Ed. 2d 52 (May 30, 2017) (There is no Fourth Amendment basis for the Ninth Circuit’s provocation rule for excessive force cases.) (ScotusBlog)
White v. Pauly, 137 S. Ct. 548, 196 L. Ed. 2d 463 (Jan. 9, 2017) (per curiam) (it does not violate clearly established law under the Fourth Amendment to shoot without warning when the shooting is otherwise justified) (ScotusBlog)

2015-16 Term:
Utah v. Strieff, 136 S.Ct. 2056, 195 L. Ed. 2d 400 (June 20, 2016) (Should evidence seized incident to a lawful arrest on an outstanding warrant be suppressed because the warrant was discovered during an investigatory stop later found to be unlawful? No.) (ScotusBlog)
Birchfield v. North Dakota, 136 S.Ct. 2160, 195 L. Ed. 2d 560 (June 23, 2016) (Whether, in the absence of a warrant, a state may make it a crime for a person to refuse to take a chemical test to detect the presence of alcohol in the person’s blood? No. A breath test does not require a warrant, but a blood test does.) (ScotusBlog)
Mullenix v. Luna, 136 S. Ct. 305, 193 L. Ed. 2d 255 (Nov. 9, 2015) (per curiam) (Qualified immunity applied for use of deadly force on fleeing motorist who threatened to shoot officers.) (ScotusBlog)

2014-15 Term:
City and San Francisco v. Sheehan, 135 S. Ct. 1765, 192 L. Ed. 2d 856 (May 18, 2015) (ScotusBlog)
Grady v. North Carolina, 135 S. Ct. 1368, 191 L. Ed. 2d 459 (March 30, 2015) (per curiam)
Heien v. North Carolina, 135 S. Ct. 530, 190 L. Ed. 2d 475 (Dec. 15, 2014) (ScotusBlog)
Rodriguez v. United States, 135 S. Ct. 1609, 191 L. Ed. 2d 492 (April 21, 2015) (ScotusBlog)
City of Los Angeles v. Patel, 135 S.Ct. 2443, 192 L. Ed. 2d 435 (June 22, 2015) (ScotusBlog)
Carroll v. Garman, 135 S.Ct. 348, 190 L. Ed. 2d 311 (Nov. 10, 2014) (per curiam)

2013-14 Term:
Riley v. California, 134 S.Ct. 2473, 189 L. Ed. 2d 430 (June 25, 2014) (ScotusBlog Riley & Wurie)
Plumhoff v. Rickard, 134 S.Ct. 2012, 188 L. Ed. 2d 1056 (May 27, 2014) (ScotusBlog)
Stanton v. Sims, 134 S.Ct. 3, 187 L. Ed. 2d 341 (Nov. 4, 2013) (per curiam)
Navarette v. California, 134 S. Ct. 1683, 188 L. Ed. 2d 680 (Apr. 22, 2014) (ScotusBlog)
Fernandez v. California, 134 S.Ct. 1126, 188 L. Ed. 2d 25 (Feb. 25, 2014) (ScotusBlog)

2012-13 Term:
Maryland v. King, 563 U.S. 452, 133 S.Ct. 1958, 186 L.Ed.2d 1 (2013) (ScotusBlog)
Missouri v. McNeely, 133 S.Ct. 1552, 185 L.Ed.2d 696 (2013) (ScotusBlog)
Bailey v. United States, 133 S.Ct. 1031, 185 L.Ed.2d 19 (2013) (ScotusBlog)
Florida v. Harris, 133 S.Ct. 1050, 185 L.Ed.2d 61 (2013) (ScotusBlog)
Florida v. Jardines, 133 S.Ct. 1409, 185 L.Ed.2d 495 (2013) (ScotusBlog)
Clapper v. Amnesty International USA, 133 S.Ct. 1138, 185 L.Ed.2d 264 (2013) (ScotusBlog)

2011-12 Term:
Ryburn v. Huff, 132 S.Ct. 987, 181 L.Ed.2d 966 (2012) (other blog)
Florence v. Board of Chosen Freeholders, 132 S.Ct. 1510, 182 L.Ed.2d 566 (2012) (ScotusBlog)
United States v. Jones, 132 S.Ct. 945, 181 L.Ed.2d 911 (2012) (ScotusBlog)
Messerschmidt v. Millender, 132 S.Ct. 1235, 182 L.Ed.2d 47 (2012) (ScotusBlog)

2010-11 Term:
Kentucky v. King, 131 S.Ct. 1849, 179 L.Ed.2d 865 (2011) (ScotusBlog)
Camreta v. Greene, 563 U.S. 692, 131 S.Ct. 2020, 179 L.Ed.2d 1118 (2011) (ScotusBlog)
Ashcroft v. al-Kidd, 563 U.S. 731, 131 S.Ct. 2074, 179 L.Ed.2d 1149 (2011) (ScotusBlog)
Davis v. United States, 564 U.S. 229, 131 S.Ct. 2419, 180 L.Ed.2d 285 (2011) (ScotusBlog)

2009-10 Term:
Michiganv v. Fisher, 558 U.S. 45, 130 S.Ct. 546, 175 L.Ed.2d 410 (2009) (per curiam) (ScotusBlog)
City of Ontario v. Quon, 560 U.S. 746, 130 S.Ct. 2619, 177 L.Ed.2d 216 (2010) (ScotusBlog)

2008-09 Term:
Herring v. United States, 555 U.S. 135, 129 S.Ct. 695, 172 L.Ed.2d 496 (2009) (ScotusBlog)
Pearson v. Callahan, 555 U.S. 223, 129 S.Ct. 808, 172 L.Ed.2d 565 (2009) (ScotusBlog)
Arizona v. Johnson, 555 U.S. 323, 129 S.Ct. 781, 172 L.Ed.2d 694 (2009) (ScotusBlog)
Arizona v. Gant, 556 U.S. 332, 129 S.Ct. 1710, 173 L.Ed.2d 485 (2009) (ScotusBlog)
Safford Unified School District #1 v. Redding, 557 U.S. 364, 129 S.Ct. 2633, 174 L.Ed.2d 354 (2009) (ScotusBlog)

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