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City of Tahlequah, Oklahoma v. Bond

Pending petition
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
20-1668 10th Cir. TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD

Issues: (1) Whether use of force that is reasonable at the moment it is employed can nonetheless violate the Fourth Amendment if the officers recklessly or deliberately created the need to use force; and (2) whether it was clearly established for qualified immunity purposes that advancing toward an intoxicated individual wielding a deadly weapon inside a garage was a “reckless” act that would render unconstitutional any subsequent use of lethal force in response to a threat to officer safety.

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DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
May 27 2021Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due July 1, 2021)
Jun 17 2021Motion to extend the time to file a response from July 1, 2021 to July 15, 2021, submitted to The Clerk.
Jun 17 2021Motion for leave to file amicus brief filed by National Sheriffs' Association.
Jun 22 2021Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including July 15, 2021.
Jun 30 2021Motion for leave to file amicus brief filed by National Police Association.
Jun 30 2021Amicus brief of National Fraternal Order of Police not accepted for filing. (July 02, 2021)
Jun 30 2021Motion for leave to file amicus brief filed by National Fraternal Order of Police.
Jul 15 2021Brief of respondent Austin P. Bond in opposition filed.
Aug 04 2021DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 9/27/2021.
Aug 04 2021Reply of petitioners City of Tahlequah, Oklahoma, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Aug 23 2021Record Requested.
Aug 25 2021Record received from the U.S.C.A. 10th Circuit (flash drive).
Aug 31 2021Record received from the U.S.D.C. for the Eastern District of Oklahoma. The record is available on PACER.
Sep 08 2021DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 9/27/2021.