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Kaufman County, Texas v. Winzer

Pending petition

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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.

SCOTUSblog Coverage

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.
Mar 25 2020DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 4/17/2020.
Mar 31 2020Response Requested. (Due April 30, 2020)
Apr 30 2020Motion to extend the time to file a response from April 30, 2020 to May 5, 2020, submitted to The Clerk.
May 01 2020Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including May 5, 2020.
May 05 2020Brief of respondent Eunice J. Winzer in opposition filed.
May 19 2020DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 6/4/2020.
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