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Petition of the day

The petition of the day is:

Stanton v. Sims


Issue: (1) Whether the “hot pursuit” doctrine articulated in United States v. Santana applies where police officers seek to arrest a fleeing suspect for a misdemeanor; and (2) whether a police officer is entitled to qualified immunity where he pursued a suspect fleeing the officer’s attempt to arrest him for a jailable misdemeanor committed in the officer’s presence, into the front yard of a residence through a gate used to access the front door, and the officer had reason to believe the suspect might have been just involved in a fight involving weapons.

Recommended Citation: Mary Pat Dwyer, Petition of the day, SCOTUSblog (Oct. 11, 2013, 10:19 PM),