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Kelsay v. Ernst

Pending petition
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
19-682 8th Cir. TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD

Issue: Whether police officers are entitled to qualified immunity as a matter of law—even if they use substantial force against nonthreatening suspected misdemeanants who are not fleeing, resisting arrest or posing a safety risk to anyone—so long as no prior case involves a virtually identical fact pattern.

SCOTUSblog Coverage

DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Oct 30 2019Application (19A473) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from November 11, 2019 to December 11, 2019, submitted to Justice Gorsuch.
Oct 30 2019Application (19A473) granted by Justice Gorsuch extending the time to file until December 11, 2019.
Nov 26 2019Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due December 26, 2019)
Dec 23 2019Brief amicus curiae of Cato Institute filed.
Dec 23 2019Waiver of right of respondent Matt Ernst to respond filed.
Jan 08 2020DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 1/24/2020.
Jan 13 2020Response Requested. (Due February 12, 2020)
Feb 04 2020Motion to extend the time to file a response from February 12, 2020 to March 13, 2020, submitted to The Clerk.
Feb 04 2020Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including March 13, 2020.
Mar 13 2020Brief of respondent Matt Ernst in opposition filed.
Mar 24 2020Motion of petitioner to delay distribution of the petition for a writ of certiorari under Rule 15.5 from April 1, 2020 to April 28, 2020, submitted to The Clerk.
Mar 25 2020Motion to delay distribution of the petition for a writ certiorari until April 28, 2020, granted.
 
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