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Hawkins v. Banks

Pending petition
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
21-770 8th Cir. TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD

Issues: (1) Whether the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit wrongly denied qualified immunity to Officer Shelby Hawkins by finding the use of force was not reasonable as a matter of law when Hawkins had probable cause to believe there was a threat of serious physical injury or death; and (2) whether the 8th Circuit wrongly denied qualified immunity to Hawkins in the absence of any precedent finding a Fourth Amendment violation based on similar facts.

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DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Nov 19 2021Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due December 27, 2021)
Jan 12 2022DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 2/18/2022.