Cases & Deals

Civil rights organization files amicus brief in Fourth Amendment case

Clients Nonprofit civil rights organization

Jones Day filed an amicus brief on behalf of a nonprofit civil rights organization in support of certiorari in a case raising a Fourth Amendment challenge to an arrest that occurred in the area immediately in front of a tenant’s apartment unit. The brief argues that this area would be viewed as the tenant’s curtilage at common law and is therefore protected under the Fourth Amendment today.

Sorenson v. Massachusetts, No. 20-1747 (U.S.)