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Idaho Department of Correction v. Edmo

Petition for certiorari denied on October 13, 2020
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
19-1280 9th Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2020

Issues: (1) Whether the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit erred in concluding that the guidelines set by an advocacy organization – providing for sex reassignment surgery instead of hormone therapy and counseling for gender dysphoria – constitute the constitutional minima for inmate medical care under the Eighth Amendment, when the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the 1st, 5th, 10th and 11th Circuits have all concluded that they do not; and (2) whether the 9th Circuit’s holding that a prison health-care provider’s individualized medical decision was unreasonable and therefore constituted deliberate indifference, regardless of his subjective reasoning, conflicts with Estelle v. Gamble, holding that mere negligence does not establish deliberate indifference, and Farmer v. Brennan, holding the provider must have known of and disregarded a substantial risk of serious harm to find deliberate indifference.

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DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
May 06 2020Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due June 11, 2020)
May 06 2020Application (19A1038) for a stay pending the disposition of the petition for a writ of certiorari, submitted to Justice Kagan.
May 13 2020Response to application (19A1038) requested by Justice Kagan, due Monday, May 18, by 4 p.m. ET
May 18 2020Response to application from respondent Adree Edmo filed.
May 21 2020Reply of applicants Idaho Department of Correction, et al. filed.
May 21 2020Application (19A1038) referred to the Court.
May 21 2020Application (19A1038) denied by the Court. Justice Thomas and Justice Alito would grant the application.
May 29 2020Motion to extend the time to file a response from June 11, 2020 to August 10, 2020, submitted to The Clerk.
Jun 02 2020Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including August 10, 2020.
Aug 10 2020Brief of respondent Adree Edmo in opposition filed.
Aug 24 2020Reply of petitioners Idaho Department of Correction, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Aug 24 2020Suggestion of mootness filed by petitioners Idaho Department of Correction, et al. (Distributed)
Aug 26 2020DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 9/29/2020.
Sep 03 2020Response to suggestion of mootness from respondent Adree Edmo filed. (Distributed)
Sep 11 2020Reply in support of suggestion of mootness filed by petitioners Idaho Department of Correction, et al. (Distributed)
Oct 05 2020DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 10/9/2020.
Oct 13 2020Petition DENIED. Justice Alito, with whom Justice Thomas joins, dissenting from the denial of certiorari: I would hold that the case is moot and direct that the decision below be vacated. United States v. Munsingwear, Inc., 340 U. S. 36 (1950).