The petition of the day is:

17-749

Issues: (1) Whether Johnson v. Jones precludes a federal appellate court from exercising jurisdiction over a challenge to a denial of qualified immunity that turns not upon disputed facts, but upon the disputed application of the inferences drawn by the district court from the facts, in concluding that a reasonable jury could find a violation of a constitutional right which was clearly established; and (2) whether the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit, sitting en banc, applied an impermissibly broad reading of Johnson v. Jones in vacating the opinion of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit’s three-judge panel and denying jurisdiction over Dr. Lowell T. Johnson’s appeal, where the appeal sought review of the district court’s determination that a reasonable jury could find that Dr. Johnson violated respondent’s right to due process.

Posted in Johnson v. Stinson, Cases in the Pipeline

Recommended Citation: Aurora Barnes, Petition of the day, SCOTUSblog (Dec. 12, 2017, 10:35 PM), https://www.scotusblog.com/2017/12/petition-of-the-day-1281/