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Huffman v. Harris

Pending petition
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
22-474 5th Cir. TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD

Issues: (1) Whether the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit erred in finding that the due process clause of the 14th Amendment imposes an obligation on county sheriffs to release a dangerous schizophrenic inmate whose criminal charges remained pending and whose court proceedings were stalled, and then denying qualified immunity in the absence of clearly established law; and (2) whether the 5th Circuit erred in imposing an obligation on jailers to inquire as to the status of an inmate’s court proceedings without providing any guidance or parameters for compliance.

DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Nov 16 2022Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due December 19, 2022)
Dec 15 2022Waiver of right of respondent Rachel Harris to respond filed.
Dec 21 2022DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 1/6/2023.
Dec 22 2022Response Requested. (Due January 23, 2023)
Dec 28 2022Motion to extend the time to file a response from January 23, 2023 to March 14, 2023, submitted to The Clerk.
Dec 28 2022Response to motion to extend the time to file a response from petitioner Laddie Huffman, et al. filed.
Dec 29 2022Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted in part and the time is extended to and including February 22, 2023.