The petition of the day is:

16-729

Issue: Whether a third-party finding of probable cause—including a post-arrest grand jury indictment—precludes a false arrest suit under 42 U.S.C. § 1983, as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit has held pursuant to its “independent intermediary doctrine,” in conflict with precedent of this court and other courts of appeals.

Posted in Buehler v. Austin Police Department, Cases in the Pipeline

Recommended Citation: Kate Howard, Petition of the day, SCOTUSblog (Feb. 2, 2017, 11:17 PM), http://www.scotusblog.com/2017/02/petition-of-the-day-1085/