Editor's Note :

Editor's Note :

We expect orders from the February 23 conference on Monday at 9:30 a.m. There is a possibility of opinions on Tuesday at 10 a.m.
On Monday the court hears oral argument in Janus v. American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees, Council 31. Amy Howe has our preview.
On Monday the court also hears oral argument in Ohio v. American Express Co. Beth Farmer has our preview.

Morris v. George

Petition for certiorari denied on June 2, 2014
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
13-731 9th Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2013

Issue: Whether the court of appeals was correct when it held that it was “categorically precluded” from reviewing the record as a whole to determine whether plaintiff’s version of events, which the district court held sufficient to defeat qualified immunity, was blatantly contradicted by the record such that no reasonable jury could believe it; and (2) whether, if the court of appeals was required to review the record as whole to determine whether plaintiff’s version of events was blatantly contradicted by the record such that the defendant deputies were entitled to qualified immunity, a video or audio recording (such as in Scott v. Harris) is the only evidence that is sufficient to overcome conflicting version of events.

DateProceedings and Orders
Dec 16 2013Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due January 17, 2014)
Jan 16 2014Brief amici curiae of California State Association of Counties, et al. filed.
Feb 5 2014DISTRIBUTED for Conference of February 21, 2014.
Feb 11 2014Response Requested . (Due March 13, 2014)
Mar 13 2014Brief of respondent Carol Ann George in opposition filed.
Apr 1 2014Reply of petitioners Deputy Jarrett Morris, et al. filed.
Apr 2 2014DISTRIBUTED for Conference of April 18, 2014.
May 27 2014DISTRIBUTED for Conference of May 29, 2014.
Jun 2 2014Petition DENIED.
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