Supreme Court Review 2016/2017 TERM
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2017
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Issue:  Fourth Amendment

District of Columbia v. Wesby

15-1485

QUESTION(S) PRESENTED

(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.

DECISION

Awaiting Oral Arguments

CERTIORARI STAGE

Granted January 19, 2017

Certiorari Stage Documents
      Petition for Certiorari (pdf download)
Brief in Opposition (pdf download)
Petitioner's Reply (pdf download)

Other Certiorari Stage Documents
Amicus Brief of Utah et al supporting certiorari (pdf download)

PROCEEDING BELOW

United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
Decided September 2, 2014
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