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Benning v. Oliver

Pending petition
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
23-664 11th Cir. TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD

Issues: (1) Whether, where the Supreme Court has required that a prisoner is entitled to procedural safeguards if their “correspondence” is intercepted, respondents are entitled to qualified immunity simply because the correspondence in the Supreme Court case was postal mail, rather than email; and (2) whether the doctrine of qualified immunity should be abolished, pared back, or clarified.

DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Oct 23 2023Application (23A376) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from November 15, 2023 to January 12, 2024, submitted to Justice Thomas.
Oct 25 2023Application (23A376) granted by Justice Thomas extending the time to file until December 15, 2023.
Dec 15 2023Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due January 19, 2024)
Jan 04 2024Waiver of right of respondents Tyrone Oliver, Commissioner, Georgia Department of Corrections, et al. to respond filed.
Jan 10 2024DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 2/16/2024.
Jan 12 2024Brief amicus curiae of Institute for Justice filed. (Distributed)
Jan 19 2024Brief amicus curiae of Cato Institute filed.
Jan 22 2024Response Requested. (Due February 21, 2024)
Jan 31 2024Motion to extend the time to file a response from February 21, 2024 to March 22, 2024, submitted to The Clerk.
Feb 01 2024Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including March 22, 2024.
Mar 22 2024Brief of respondents Tyrone Oliver, Commissioner, Georgia Department of Corrections, et al. in opposition filed.
Apr 08 2024Reply of petitioner Ralph Harrison Benning filed. (Distributed)
Apr 10 2024DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 4/26/2024.