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Hunter v. Cole

Pending petition
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
19-753 5th Cir. TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD

Issues: Whether, if the barrel of a gun is not yet pointed directly at an officer, clearly established federal law prohibits police officers from firing to stop a person armed with a firearm from moving a deadly weapon toward an officer if the officer has not both shouted a warning and also waited to determine whether the imminent threat to life has subsided after the warning; and (2) whether a police officer who inaccurately reports his perceptions of events during a dynamic shooting encounter violates clearly established rights under the 14th Amendment.

SCOTUSblog Coverage

DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Nov 05 2019Application (19A510) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from November 18, 2019 to December 9, 2019, submitted to Justice Alito.
Nov 07 2019Application (19A510) granted by Justice Alito extending the time to file until December 9, 2019.
Dec 09 2019Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due January 13, 2020)
Jan 13 2020Brief amici curiae of International Association of Chiefs of Police, et al. filed.
Jan 28 2020Waiver of right of respondents Randy Cole, et al. to respond filed.
Jan 29 2020DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 2/21/2020.
Jan 31 2020Response Requested. (Due March 2, 2020)
Feb 20 2020Motion to extend the time to file a response from March 2, 2020 to April 1, 2020, submitted to The Clerk.
Feb 21 2020Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including April 1, 2020.
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