The petition of the day is:

Noriega v. Torres

Docket: 11-567
Issue(s): (1) Whether, under Brower v. County of Inyo, 489 U.S. 593 (1989), a police officer’s accidental, inadvertent use of deadly force against an arrestee can constitute an unreasonable seizure under the Fourth Amendment; and (2) whether, under Graham v. Connor, 490 U.S. 386 (1989), the standard for unreasonable force under the Fourth Amendment is identical to the standard of general negligence so that an officer may be held liable for the accidental, inadvertent use of deadly force against an arrestee; and (3) whether a police officer is entitled to qualified immunity for the accidental, inadvertent use of deadly force against an arrestee.

Certiorari stage documents:

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Recommended Citation: Kiera Flynn, Petition of the day, SCOTUSblog (Nov. 21, 2011, 11:15 PM), http://www.scotusblog.com/2011/11/petition-of-the-day-213/