Editor's Note :

Editor's Note :

In previous years, the Court released orders the morning after the Court’s “Long Conference.” It has not done so this year. Beginning last Term, the Court consistently considered petitions at least two times before granting certiorari. To the extent that practice continues -- and there is no affirmative evidence the Court intends to drop it -- we would not expect orders granting certiorari today.

Pearson v. Callahan

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
07-751 10th Cir. Oct 14, 2008
Tr.
Jan 21, 2009 9-0 Alito OT 2008

Issue: Whether, for qualified immunity purposes, police officers may enter a home without a warrant on the theory that the owner consented to the entry by previously permitting an undercover informant into the home. (Note: in addition to the questions presented, the Court directed the parties to brief and argue the following question: “Whether the Court’s decision in Saucier v. Katz, 533 U.S. 194 (2001) should be overruled?”)

Judgment: Reversed, 9-0, in an opinion by Justice Samuel Alito on January 21, 2009.

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