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Glow In One Mini Golf, LLC v. Walz

Petition for certiorari denied on January 9, 2023
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
22-438 8th Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2022

Issues: (1) Whether Minnesota’s governor has qualified immunity against petitioners’ Fifth Amendment takings-clause claims for ordering the shut-down of their businesses, but not other like businesses, and prohibiting ingress into those shut-down business properties based on the governor’s declaration of a COVID-19 pandemic emergency; (2) whether the court should overrule Pearson v. Callahan and reinstate the requirement in Saucier v. Katz that lower courts examine whether a government official violated a constitutional right before proceeding to the question of whether the law governing that official’s conduct was “clearly established” at the time of the violation; (3) whether a government official sued in his or her individual capacity may be liable for takings under the Fifth Amendment; and (4) whether petitioners’ claims for declaratory and injunctive relief under the 14th Amendment’s equal protection clause are not moot because Minnesota’s governor voluntarily ceased his shutdown orders, which conduct can later be resumed, after vigorously defending those orders throughout this case.

DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Nov 07 2022Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due December 12, 2022)
Nov 29 2022Waiver of right of respondents Governor Tim Walz, et al. to respond filed.
Dec 12 2022Brief amici curiae of Cato Institute, et al. filed.
Dec 21 2022DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 1/6/2023.
Jan 09 2023Petition DENIED.