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Craig v. O’Kelley

Petition for certiorari denied on April 6, 2020
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
19-956 11th Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2019

Issues: (1) Whether a panel decision decided nine days before the relevant conduct in question constitutes clearly established law to deprive government officers of qualified immunity; (2) whether timing constitutes an extraordinary circumstance as articulated by Harlow v. Fitzgerald, such that a police officer may nonetheless be entitled to qualified immunity despite the law's being clearly established nine days earlier; and (3) whether the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit erred in holding that a general principle of law announced in Moore v. Pederson firmly established with the requisite degree of particularity that the officers violated clearly established law in the particular circumstances they faced.

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DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Jan 27 2020Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due March 2, 2020)
Feb 19 2020Record requested from the U.S.C.A. 11th Circuit.
Mar 02 2020Brief of respondents Janet O'Kelley, et al. in opposition filed.
Mar 02 2020Brief amicus curiae of International Municipal Lawyers Association filed.
Mar 17 2020Reply of petitioners Sheriff Donald Craig, et al. filed.
Mar 18 2020DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 4/3/2020.
Apr 06 2020Petition DENIED.