The petition of the day is:

14-328

Issue: (1) Whether prison officials sued under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 for violating the Eighth Amendment may evade a finding of deliberate indifference by raising the defense that state-imposed budgetary constraints prevented the provision of constitutionally adequate medical care; and (2) whether the Eighth Amendment supports a distinction between the subjective element required for a finding of deliberate indifference in a claim for injunctive relief, and that required for an award of damages.

Posted in Peralta v. Dillard, Cases in the Pipeline

Recommended Citation: Maureen Johnston, Petition of the day, SCOTUSblog (Dec. 16, 2014, 10:15 PM), https://www.scotusblog.com/2014/12/petition-of-the-day-743/