Editor's Note :

Editor's Note :

We expect the court to issue additional orders from its October 28 conference on Monday at 9:30 a.m.
On Monday the court hears oral argument in Fry v. Napoleon Community Schools. Amy Howe has our preview.
On Monday the court also hears oral argument in Star Athletica v. Varsity Brands. Ronald Mann has our preview.

Elizondo v. City of Garland

Petition for certiorari denied on October 1, 2012
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
11-1375 5th Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2012

Issue: (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.

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