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Huntress v. United States

Pending petition
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
20-426 2nd Cir. TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD

Issues: (1) Whether the discretionary-function exception to the Federal Tort Claims Act’s waiver of sovereign immunity for United States employees’ negligent or wrongful conduct nullifies the law-enforcement proviso that clarifies the act’s provisions “shall apply to any claim” for “abuse of process[ ] or malicious prosecution” (as four circuits have now held), limits that proviso (as one circuit has held) or yields to it (as one circuit has held); and (2) whether the discretionary-function exemption applies when government officials act outside their jurisdiction.

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DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Sep 30 2020Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due November 2, 2020)
 
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