Editor's Note :

Editor's Note :

The court will release orders from the March 16 conference on Monday at 9:30 a.m. There is a possibility of opinions on Tuesday and Wednesday.
On Monday the court hears oral argument in Sveen v. Melin. Amy Howe has our preview.

Lake v. Skelton

Pending petition
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
17-1089 11th Cir. TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD

Issue: Whether county sheriffs in Georgia function as an arm of the state, and are thus entitled to Eleventh Amendment immunity, when they feed (or fail to properly feed) people detained in the county jail.

SCOTUSblog Coverage

DateProceedings and Orders
Nov 22 2017Application (17A580) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from December 27, 2017 to January 31, 2018, submitted to Justice Thomas.
Nov 28 2017Application (17A580) granted by Justice Thomas extending the time to file until January 31, 2018.
Jan 31 2018Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due March 5, 2018)
Feb 15 2018Blanket Consent filed by Petitioner, Michael Leslie Lake.
Mar 05 2018Brief of respondent Michael Skelton in opposition filed.
Mar 05 2018Brief amicus curiae of The Southern Center for Human Rights filed.
Term Snapshot