Today, the Petitioner’s Brief and Joint Appendix were filed in City of Ontario, et al. v. Quon, et al., No. 08-1332.  The Quon case involves the issue of whether the search of a government-issued text-messaging pager used by a SWAT member to send and receive hundreds of personal messages violates the Fourth Amendment right to unreasonable searches and seizures. The merits brief contends that the SWAT member had no “expectation of privacy” in the exchange of messages made through use of a government pager and that even if there was an expectation, the search in Quon was “reasonable.”

The Respondents’ Brief is due within 30 days unless an extension is granted.

The Court has not set a date for argument.