Busch v. Guertin

Petition for certiorari denied on January 21, 2020
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
19-350 6th Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2019

Issues: (1) Whether the 14th Amendment’s constitutional right to “bodily integrity” extends to encapsulate a right to be protected by state regulators from a foreseeable risk of harm from exposure to contaminants in public drinking water, or to be free from allegedly false statements by an agency spokesperson; (2) whether, if so, such a bodily-integrity right was clearly established at the time the defendant officials were fulfilling their official duties; and (3) whether mere alleged mistakes and regulatory inaction by state regulators, or allegedly false statements by an agency spokesperson, are sufficiently “conscience shocking” to strip a government official of qualified immunity.

DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Jul 23 2019Application (19A111) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from August 14, 2019 to September 13, 2019, submitted to Justice Sotomayor.
Jul 29 2019Application (19A111) granted by Justice Sotomayor extending the time to file until September 13, 2019.
Sep 13 2019Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due October 17, 2019)
Oct 10 2019Motion to extend the time to file a response from October 17, 2019 to December 16, 2019, submitted to The Clerk.
Oct 17 2019Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including December 16, 2019.
Dec 16 2019Brief of respondent Shari Guertin, et al. in opposition filed. VIDED.
Dec 30 2019DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 1/17/2020.
Jan 07 2020Reply of petitioners Stephen Busch, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Jan 21 2020Petition DENIED.
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