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Chrisman v. Estate of Seth Michael Zakora

Petition for certiorari denied on June 12, 2023
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
22-614 6th Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2022

Issue: Whether a prisoner’s criminal act of voluntarily ingesting an illegal drug banned within the prison can give rise to that prisoner’s federal constitutional claim that under the Eighth Amendment state corrections officials failed to protect him by not preventing the influx of illegal drugs into the prison or failed to supervise other employees to protect him.

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DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Jan 03 2023Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due February 6, 2023)
Feb 01 2023Waiver of right of respondent Estate of Seth Zakora, et al. to respond filed.
Feb 08 2023DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 2/24/2023.
Feb 22 2023Response Requested. (Due March 24, 2023)
Mar 14 2023Motion to extend the time to file a response from March 24, 2023 to April 24, 2023, submitted to The Clerk.
Mar 15 2023Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including April 24, 2023.
Mar 22 2023Brief amici curiae of Ohio, et al.
Apr 24 2023Brief of respondents Estate of Seth Zakora, et al. in opposition filed.
May 04 2023Reply of petitioners Troy Chrisman, et al. filed.
May 09 2023DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 5/25/2023.
May 23 2023Rescheduled.
May 30 2023DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 6/1/2023.
May 31 2023Rescheduled.
Jun 05 2023DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 6/8/2023.
Jun 12 2023Petition DENIED.