This week we highlight petitions pending before the Supreme Court that address, among other things, whether the Bankruptcy Code abrogates the sovereign immunity of Indian tribes, the constitutionality of an “information-seeking” police stop, the particularized-nexus requirement for probable cause, and whether a dog-sniff in the common area of an apartment building is a search under the Fourth Amendment.
The petitions of the week are:
Issue: Whether Illinois v. Lidster allows the police to stop a criminal suspect in the absence of reasonable suspicion on the ground that the stop is merely “information-seeking.”
Issue: Whether the Bankruptcy Code abrogates the sovereign immunity of Indian tribes.
Issues: (1) Whether a sniff by a drug-detection dog conducted in the common area of an apartment building is a Fourth Amendment search under Florida v. Jardines; and (2) whether, if the dog-sniff was an unreasonable search, the good-faith exception to the exclusionary rule applies.
Issue: Whether a search-warrant application that fails to provide any particularized nexus between an individual’s alleged drug-trafficking activity and the individual’s residence can provide probable cause for a warrant to search the residence.
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