United States Supreme Court
Torres v. Madrid
Whether an unsuccessful attempt to detain a suspect by use of physical force constitutes a seizure under the Fourth Amendment.
U.S. v. Rivera
Whether an inventory search of the defendant’s vehicle by a Massachusetts State Police officer violated the Fourth Amendment.
United States v. Rogers
Whether a condition of supervised release that required periodic polygraph examinations in connection with sex offender treatment programs was lawful when the condition prohibited basing any revocation in any way on the defendant’s assertion of his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination.
United States v. Gratkowski
Whether the defendant had a reasonable expectation of privacy in the records of his Bitcoin transactions.
Jordan v. Howard
Whether officers were entitled to qualified immunity in a lawsuit alleging an excessive use of force for shooting and killing a man that pointed a firearm toward two officers.
Estate of Davis v. Ortiz
Whether an officer was entitled to qualified immunity in a lawsuit alleging an excessive use of force for shooting and killing the passenger of a vehicle as it left the scene of an undercover drug buy.
United States v. Zephier
Whether an officer’s statement to the defendant that he intended to take a buccal swab pursuant to a search warrant after the defendant invoked his right to counsel constituted interrogation under Miranda.
United States v. Mora
Whether exigent circumstances justified the initial warrantless, non-consensual search of the defendant’s home and whether officers established probable cause to search the defendant’s home for evidence of alien smuggling in a subsequent search warrant affidavit.