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Kaufman County, Texas v. Winzer

Pending petition
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
19-889 5th Cir. TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD

Issues: (1) Whether the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit panel majority erred in reversing Kaufman County’s summary judgment after concluding that Officer Matthew Hinds did not violate clearly established law; (2) whether the 5th Circuit panel majority improperly retained Kaufman County as a defendant by concluding that Hinds may have violated a constitutional right by evaluating his use of force from the perspective of the respondents; and (3) whether the 5th Circuit panel majority improperly second-guessed the reasonableness of Hinds’ use of force without due regard to the circumstances he encountered.

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DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Jan 16 2020Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due February 18, 2020)
Feb 18 2020Waiver of right of respondent Eunice J. Winzer to respond filed.
Feb 18 2020Brief amici curiae of Texas Association of Counties, Texas Municipal League, Texas Municipal League Intergovernmental Risk Pool, Mississippi Municipal Service Company, and National Association of Police Organization filed.
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