The petition of the day is:

Moore v. Guerrero

Docket: 11-677
Issue(s): (1) Whether, if a magistrate receives a sworn complaint, finds probable cause to believe a crime has been committed, but issues a criminal summons in lieu of an arrest warrant, the Fourth Amendment prohibits a police officer from serving the summons on the accused in the same manner as a warrant; and, if so, (2) whether such law was clearly established in November 2007, given that no federal court had ever issued such a ruling, and several state laws specifically allow criminal summonses to be served in the same manner as warrants; and, (3) if such law was not clearly established, whether petitioner-defendant Moore is entitled to qualified immunity from suits arising out of his service of a criminal summons.

Certiorari stage documents:

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Recommended Citation: Kiera Flynn, Petition of the day, SCOTUSblog (Dec. 14, 2011, 9:01 PM),