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FLORIDA v. HARRIS

Docket No.: 11-817
Certiorari Granted: Mar 26 2012
Argued: October 31, 2012
Decided: February 19, 2013

Topics:

Fourth Amendment, Miranda, criminal procedure, privacy, probable cause, traffic stops

PartyNames: Florida v. Clayton Harris
Petitioner: Florida
Respondent: Clayton Harris

Court Below: Supreme Court of Florida
Citation: 71 So.3d 756
Supreme Court Docket
Supreme Court Observer Blog Post for FLORIDA v. HARRIS

Florida
v.
Clayton Harris
Question Presented:

Whether the Florida Supreme Court has decided an important federal question in a way that conflicts with the established Fourth Amendment precedent of this Court by holding that an alert by a well-trained narcotics detection dog certified to detect illegal contraband is insufficient to establish probable cause for the search of a vehicle?

FLORIDA v. HARRIS
ORAL ARGUMENT

October 31, 2012

Listen to Oral Argument in FLORIDA v. HARRIS
Holding: REVERSED
Vote: 9-0
For more coverage on FLORIDA v. HARRIS please see our blog posting.

FLORIDA v. HARRIS
Case Documents

1BRIEF FOR PETITIONER
2REPLY BRIEF FOR PETITIONER
3Petition for Writ of Certiorari
4AMICUS BRIEF OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA AND THE STATES OF ALABAMA, ARIZONA, COLORADO, DELAWARE, IDAHO, ILLINOIS, INDIANA, KANSAS, MAINE, MICHIGAN, MISSOURI, NEBRASKA, NEW JERSEY, NEW MEXICO, NORTH DAKOTA, OKLAHOMA, OREGON, TEXAS, UTAH, VERMONT, WASHINGTON, WISCONSIN, THE COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA, THE COMMONWEALTH OF PUERTO RICO, AND THE TERRITORY OF GUAM IN SUPPORT OF PETITIONER
5BRIEF FOR THE UNITED STATES AS AMICUS CURIAE SUPPORTING PETITIONER
6BRIEF OF THE NATIONAL POLICE CANINE ASSOCIATION AND POLICE K-9 MAGAZINE AS AMICI CURIAE IN SUPPORT OF PETITIONER
7Brief in Opposition
8BRIEF FOR RESPONDENT
9BRIEF OF AMICUS CURIAE THE RUTHERFORDINSTITUTE IN SUPPORT OF RESPONDENT
10BRIEF OF AMICI CURIAE FOURTH AMENDMENT SCHOLARS IN SUPPORT OF RESPONDENT
11BRIEF OF AMICI CURIAE THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAWYERS, THE FLORIDA ASSOCIATION OF CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAWYERS, THE AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION, AND THE AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION OF FLORIDA IN SUPPORT OF RESPONDENT
12BRIEF OF AMICUS CURIAE INSTITUTE FOR JUSTICE IN SUPPORT OF RESPONDENT
13BRIEF OF AMICUS CURIAE ELECTRONIC PRIVACY INFORMATION CENTER (EPIC) IN SUPPORT OF THE RESPONDENT
14FLORIDA v. HARRIS Oral Argument Transcript (PDF)
15FLORIDA v. HARRIS Oral Argument Audio
16Slip Opinion in FLORIDA v. HARRIS (Opinion by Justice Elena Kagan)