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Carroll v. Carman

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
14-212 3d Cir. Not Argued Nov 10, 2014 TBD TBD OT 2014

Holding: The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit erred when it concluded that a police officer is not entitled to qualified immunity from a lawsuit under Section 1983 that alleged, among other things, that he entered their property in violation of the Fourth Amendment when he went into their backyard and onto their deck without a warrant. The police officer did not violate clearly established federal law when he went to a sliding glass door that he believed was a customary entryway that was open to visitors.

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DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Aug 12 2014Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due September 22, 2014)
Aug 27 2014Brief of respondents Andrew Carman, et ux. in opposition filed.
Sep 9 2014Brief amici curiae of Michigan, et al. filed.
Sep 9 2014Reply of petitioner Jeremy Carroll filed. (Distributed)
Sep 10 2014DISTRIBUTED for Conference of September 29, 2014.
Oct 6 2014DISTRIBUTED for Conference of October 10, 2014.
Oct 14 2014DISTRIBUTED for Conference of October 17, 2014.
Oct 27 2014DISTRIBUTED for Conference of October 31, 2014.
Nov 3 2014DISTRIBUTED for Conference of November 7, 2014.
Nov 10 2014Petition GRANTED. Judgment REVERSED and case REMANDED. Opinion per curiam. (Detached Opinion)