The petition of the day is:

Elizondo v. City of Garland

Docket: 11-1375
Issue(s): (1) Whether, when an officer precipitates a violent confrontation ending in his use of force, his own conduct making that force necessary should be considered among the totality of circumstances determining whether the force was constitutionally excessive; and (2) whether an individual’s obvious mental illness reduces the government’s justification for using force against him during an encounter with police.

Certiorari stage documents:

Posted in Elizondo v. City of Garland, Cases in the Pipeline

Recommended Citation: Ben Cheng, Petition of the day, SCOTUSblog (Jul. 5, 2012, 12:34 AM), http://www.scotusblog.com/2012/07/petition-of-the-day-306/