The petition of the day is:


Issue(s): (1) Whether, when viewing the facts from the perspective of an officer who fired his service rifle at a vehicle involved in a high-speed chase, the officer acted reasonably under the Fourth Amendment when an officer in his situation would believe that the suspect posed a risk of serious harm to other officers or members of the public; and (2) whether the law clearly established that this use of potentially deadly force was unlawful when existing precedent did not address the use of force against a fleeing suspect who had explicitly threatened to shoot police officers.

Posted in Mullenix v. Luna, Cases in the Pipeline

Recommended Citation: Monica Haymond, Petition of the day, SCOTUSblog (May. 18, 2015, 10:26 PM),