Mullenix v. Luna

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
14-1143 5th Cir. Not Argued Nov 9, 2015 8-1 Per Curiam OT 2015

Holding: The Fifth Circuit’s determination that a police officer who shot at a fleeing suspect’s car, killing him, is not entitled to qualified immunity is reversed, because existing precedent did not place the conclusion that the officer acted unreasonably “beyond debate.”

Judgment: Reversed in a per curiam opinion on November 9, 2015. Justice Scalia filed a concurring opinion. Justice Sotomayor filed a dissenting opinion.

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DateProceedings and Orders
Mar 19 2015Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due April 20, 2015)
Mar 27 2015Consent to the filing of amicus curiae briefs, in support of either party or of neither party, received from counsel for the petitioner.
Apr 6 2015Consent to the fiing of amicus curiae briefs, in support of either party or of neither party, received from counsel for the respondents.
Apr 8 2015Order extending time to file response to petition to and including May 20, 2015.
Apr 20 2015Brief amici curiae of Texas Municipal League, et al. filed.
Apr 20 2015Brief amici curiae of National Association of Police Organizations, et al. filed.
May 12 2015Order further extending time to file response to petition to and including June 5, 2015.
Jun 4 2015Letter dated June 4, 2015, received from counsel for petitioner waiving 14-day waiting period for the filing of a reply brief pursuant to Rule 15.5.
Jun 5 2015Brief of respondents Beatrice Luna, Individually and as Representative of the Estate of Israel Leija, Jr., et al. in opposition filed.
Jun 9 2015DISTRIBUTED for Conference of June 25, 2015.
Jun 11 2015Reply of petitioner Chadrin Lee Mullenix filed. (Distributed)
Jun 25 2015DISTRIBUTED for Conference of June 29, 2015.
Sep 21 2015DISTRIBUTED for Conference of September 28, 2015.
Oct 5 2015DISTRIBUTED for Conference of October 9, 2015.
Oct 13 2015DISTRIBUTED for Conference of October 16, 2015.
Oct 26 2015DISTRIBUTED for Conference of October 30, 2015.
Nov 2 2015DISTRIBUTED for Conference of November 6, 2015.
Nov 9 2015Petition GRANTED. Judgment REVERSED Justice Scalia, concurring in the judgment. Justice Sotomayor, dissenting. Opinion per curiam. (Detached Opinion)
Dec 11 2015JUDGMENT ISSUED.
 
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