|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
|19-682||8th Cir.||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||OT 2019|
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.
|Date||Proceedings and Orders |
|Oct 30 2019||Application (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 2019||Application (19A473) granted by Justice Gorsuch extending the time to file until December 11, 2019.|
|Nov 26 2019||Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due December 26, 2019)|
|Dec 23 2019||Brief amicus curiae of Cato Institute filed.|
|Dec 23 2019||Waiver of right of respondent Matt Ernst to respond filed.|
|Jan 08 2020||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 1/24/2020.|
|Jan 13 2020||Response Requested. (Due February 12, 2020)|
|Feb 04 2020||Motion to extend the time to file a response from February 12, 2020 to March 13, 2020, submitted to The Clerk.|
|Feb 04 2020||Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including March 13, 2020.|
|Mar 13 2020||Brief of respondent Matt Ernst in opposition filed.|
|Mar 24 2020||Motion 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 2020||Motion to delay distribution of the petition for a writ certiorari until April 28, 2020, granted.|
|Apr 20 2020||Reply of petitioner Melanie Kelsay filed.|
|Apr 28 2020||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 5/15/2020.|
|May 18 2020||Petition DENIED.|
|Jun 12 2020||Petition for Rehearing filed.|
|Jul 09 2020||DISTRIBUTED.|
|Aug 03 2020||Rehearing DENIED.|
Today at SCOTUS: The justices meet privately for their annual "long conference" to review cert petitions that have rolled in over the summer. They'll also likely discuss the status of the Dobbs leak investigation and whether to continue live audio of oral arguments this term.
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