Most Recent SCOTUS Cases

2021–22 Term:
Thompson v. Clark, 20-659 (Apr. 4, 2022) (ScotusBlog: “Larry Thompson’s showing that his criminal prosecution ended without a conviction satisfies the requirement to demonstrate a favorable termination of a criminal prosecution in a Fourth Amendment claim under Section 1983 for malicious prosecution; an affirmative indication of innocence is not needed.”)
Egbert v. Boule, 21-147 (granted Nov. 5, 2021) (ScotusBlog) (whether a cause of action exists under Bivens for claims against federal officers engaged in immigration-related functions for allegedly violating a plaintiff’s Fourth Amendment rights)

2020–21 Term:
Torres v. Madrid, 141 S. Ct. 989, 209 L.Ed.2d 190 (Mar. 25, 2021) (ScotusBlog) (an unsuccessful attempt to detain a suspect by shooting her is a “seizure” within the meaning of the Fourth Amendment)
Lange v. California, 141 S. Ct. 2011 (June 23, 2021) (ScotusBlog) (hot pursuit of a misdemeanant into a home unreasonable)
Caniglia v. Strom, 141 S. Ct. 1596, 209 L. Ed. 2d 604 (May 17, 2021) (ScotusBlog) (the “community caretaking” exception to the Fourth Amendment’s warrant requirement does not extend to the home)

2019–20 Term: 
Kansas v. Glover, 140 S. Ct. 1183, 206 L. Ed. 2d 412 (Apr. 6, 2020) (ScotusBlog) (it is reasonable for an officer to suspect that the registered owner of a vehicle is the one driving the vehicle absent any information to the contrary).                                                                                                            Hernández v. Mesa, 140 S. Ct. 735, 206 L. Ed. 2d 29 (Feb. 25, 2020) (ScotusBlog) (no Bivens claim under Fourth and Fifth Amendment for a wanton cross-border shooting death by a Border Patrol Agent)

2018–19 Term:
Mitchell v. Wisconsin, 139 S. Ct. 2525, 204 L. Ed. 2d 1040 (2019) (ScotusBlog) (warrantless blood draw from unconscious motorist under implied consent law reasonable under Fourth Amendment)
Nieves v. Bartlett, 139 S. Ct. 1715, 204 L. Ed. 2d 1 (2019) (ScotusBlog) (probable cause to arrest defeats a First Amendment retaliation claim except where there otherwise would not have been an arrest)

2017–18 Term:
District of Columbia v. Wesby, 138 S. Ct. 577, 199 L. Ed. 2d 453 (2018) (there was probable cause to arrest under the Fourth Amendment; qualified immunity if there wasn’t under D.C. statute) (ScotusBlog)
Carpenter v. United States, 138 S. Ct. 2206, 201 L. Ed. 2d 507 (2018) (Warrant requirement for historical cell site location information) (ScotusBlog)
Collins v. Virginia, 138 S. Ct. 1663, 201 L. Ed. 2d 9 (2018) (The Fourth Amendment’s automobile exception does not permit a police officer, uninvited and without a warrant, to enter private property, approach a house and search a vehicle parked a few feet from the house.) (ScotusBlog)
Byrd v. United States, 138 S. Ct. 1518, 200 L. Ed. 2d 805 (2018) (a driver may have a reasonable expectation of privacy in a rental car when he has the renter’s permission to drive the car but is not listed as an authorized driver on the rental agreement.) (ScotusBlog)
United States v. Microsoft Corp., 17–2 (granted Oct. 16, 2017; argued Feb. 27, 2018) (Whether a United States provider of email services must comply with a probable-cause-based warrant issued under 18 U.S.C. § 2703 by making disclosure in the United States of electronic communications within that provider’s control, even if the provider has decided to store that material abroad.) Dismissed as moot April 17, 2018. (ScotusBlog)
Lozman v. City of Riviera Beach, Florida, 138 S. Ct. 1945, 201 L. Ed. 2d 342 (2018) (The existence of probable cause does not always defeat a First Amendment retaliatory-arrest claim as a matter of law, but it’s really fact dependent.) (ScotusBlog)
Kisela v. Hughes, 138 S. Ct. 1148, 200 L. Ed. 2d 449 (2018) (per curiam) (Officer who used deadly force against a woman armed with a knife who wouldn’t drop it entitled to qualified immunity)
Sause v. Bauer, 138 S. Ct. 2561, 201 L. Ed. 2d 982 (2018) (per curiam) (despite waiver of Fourth Amendment claim below, it was inextricably tied to plaintiff’s First Amendment claim, and it’s revived; qualified immunity not property granted at this stage)

2016–17 Term:
Hernández v. Mesa, 137 S. Ct. 2003, 198 L. Ed. 2d 625 (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 (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 (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 (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 (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 (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 (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 (2015) (ScotusBlog)
Grady v. North Carolina, 135 S. Ct. 1368, 191 L. Ed. 2d 459 (2015) (per curiam)
Heien v. North Carolina, 135 S. Ct. 530, 190 L. Ed. 2d 475 (2014) (ScotusBlog)
Rodriguez v. United States, 135 S. Ct. 1609, 191 L. Ed. 2d 492 (2015) (ScotusBlog)
City of Los Angeles v. Patel, 135 S.Ct. 2443, 192 L. Ed. 2d 435 (2015) (ScotusBlog)
Carroll v. Garman, 135 S.Ct. 348, 190 L. Ed. 2d 311 (2014) (per curiam)

2013–14 Term:
Riley v. California, 573 U.S. 373, 134 S.Ct. 2473, 189 L. Ed. 2d 430 (2014) (ScotusBlog Riley & Wurie)
Plumhoff v. Rickard, 572 U.S. 765, 134 S.Ct. 2012, 188 L. Ed. 2d 1056 (2014) (ScotusBlog)
Stanton v. Sims, 571 U.S. 3, 134 S.Ct. 3, 187 L. Ed. 2d 341 (2013) (per curiam)
Navarette v. California, 572 U.S. 393, 134 S. Ct. 1683, 188 L. Ed. 2d 680 (2014) (ScotusBlog)
Fernandez v. California, 571 U.S. 292, 134 S.Ct. 1126, 188 L. Ed. 2d 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, 568 U.S. 186, 133 S.Ct. 1031, 185 L.Ed.2d 19 (2013) (ScotusBlog)
Florida v. Harris, 568 U.S. 237, 133 S.Ct. 1050, 185 L.Ed.2d 61 (2013) (ScotusBlog)
Florida v. Jardines, 569 U.S. 1, 133 S.Ct. 1409, 185 L.Ed.2d 495 (2013) (ScotusBlog)
Clapper v. Amnesty International USA, 568 U.S. 398, 133 S.Ct. 1138, 185 L.Ed.2d 264 (2013) (ScotusBlog)

2011–12 Term:
Ryburn v. Huff, 565 U.S. 469, 132 S.Ct. 987, 181 L.Ed.2d 966 (2012) (other blog)
Florence v. Board of Chosen Freeholders,566 U.S. 318, 132 S.Ct. 1510, 182 L.Ed.2d 566 (2012) (ScotusBlog)
United States v. Jones, 565 U.S. 400, 132 S.Ct. 945, 181 L.Ed.2d 911 (2012) (ScotusBlog)
Messerschmidt v. Millender, 565 U.S. 535, 132 S.Ct. 1235, 182 L.Ed.2d 47 (2012) (ScotusBlog)

2010-11 Term:
Kentucky v. King, 563 U.S. 452, 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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