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Guzman v. Sturgis

Petition for certiorari denied on October 2, 2023
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
22-1211 5th Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2023

Issues: (1) Whether, when government officials state their intent to continue to violate an individual’s constitutional rights while actually violating them, those statements can be taken at face value for purposes of determining the subjective intent of the government official in regard to a claim for deliberate indifference and for purposes of determining the retaliatory intent element of a retaliation claim; and (2) whether government officials’ taunts of an individual during their violation of the individual’s constitutional rights are sufficient to support the causation element of a retaliation claim where the taunts are ongoing during the violation.

DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Jun 12 2023Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due July 14, 2023)
Jun 30 2023Waiver of right of respondent Skinner C. Sturgis; Tommy L. West to respond filed.
Jul 12 2023DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 9/26/2023.
Oct 02 2023Petition DENIED.