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Janus v. American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, Council 31

Pending petition
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
19-1104 7th Cir. TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD

Issue: Whether there is a “good faith defense” to 42 U.S.C. § 1983 that shields a defendant from damages liability for depriving citizens of their constitutional rights if the defendant acted under color of a law before it was held unconstitutional.

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DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Mar 09 2020Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due April 9, 2020)
Mar 20 2020Motion to extend the time to file a response from April 9, 2020 to May 11, 2020, submitted to The Clerk.
Mar 20 2020Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including May 11, 2020, for all respondents.
Apr 09 2020Brief amici curiae of Goldwater Institute; Cato Institute; Mackinac Center for Public Policy filed.
May 11 2020Brief of respondent American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees, Council 31 in opposition filed.
May 11 2020Brief of respondents Kwame Raoul and Janel L. Forde in opposition filed.
May 22 2020Reply of petitioner Mark Janus filed.
Jun 02 2020DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 6/18/2020.
Jun 16 2020Rescheduled.
Jun 22 2020DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 6/25/2020.
Jun 23 2020Rescheduled.
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