|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
|14-6368||7th Cir.||Apr 27, 2015||Jun 22, 2015||5-4||Breyer||OT 2014|
Holding: To prove an excessive force claim under 42 U.S.C. § 1983, a pretrial detainee must show only that the officers’ use of that force was objectively unreasonable; he does not need to show that the officers were subjectively aware that their use of force was unreasonable.
Judgment: Vacated and remanded, 5-4, in an opinion by Justice Breyer on June 22, 2015. Justice Scalia filed a dissenting opinion, in which Chief Justice Roberts and Justice Thomas joined. Justice Alito filed a dissenting opinion.
|Date||Proceedings and Orders |
|Jul 2 2014||Application (14A11) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from July 17, 2014 to August 18, 2014, submitted to Justice Kagan.|
|Jul 2 2014||Application (14A11) granted by Justice Kagan extending the time to file until August 18, 2014.|
|Aug 18 2014||Petition for a writ of certiorari and motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis filed. (Response due October 23, 2014)|
|Oct 10 2014||Waiver of right of respondents Stan Hendrickson, et al. to respond filed.|
|Oct 23 2014||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of November 7, 2014.|
|Oct 28 2014||Response Requested . (Due November 28, 2014)|
|Nov 24 2014||Order extending time to file response to petition to and including December 5, 2014.|
|Dec 4 2014||Brief of respondents Stan Hendrickson, et al. in opposition filed.|
|Dec 17 2014||Reply of petitioner Michael B. Kingsley filed. (Distributed)|
|Dec 18 2014||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of January 9, 2015.|
|Jan 12 2015||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of January 16, 2015.|
|Jan 16 2015||Motion to proceed in forma pauperis and petition for a writ of certiorari GRANTED.|
|Feb 10 2015||Consent to the filing of amicus curiae briefs, in support of either party or of neither party, received from counsel for the petitioner.|
|Feb 19 2015||Consent to the filing of amicus curiae briefs, in support of either party or of neither party, received from counsel for the respondents.|
|Mar 2 2015||Brief of petitioner Michael B. Kingsley filed.|
|Mar 2 2015||Joint appendix filed.|
|Mar 6 2015||SET FOR ARGUMENT ON Monday, April 27, 2015|
|Mar 6 2015||Brief amicus curiae of The Rutherford Institute filed. (Distributed)|
|Mar 9 2015||Brief amici curiae of Former Corrections Administrators and Experts filed.|
|Mar 9 2015||Brief amici curiae of American Civil Liberties Union, et al. filed.|
|Mar 9 2015||Brief amicus curiae of The National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers filed.|
|Mar 9 2015||Brief amici curiae of National Sheriffs' Association et al. filed (REPRINTED). (Distributed)|
|Mar 16 2015||CIRCULATED.|
|Mar 17 2015||Record requested from U.S.C.A. 7th Circuit.|
|Mar 17 2015||Brief amicus curiae of the United States supporting affirmance filed. (Distributed)|
|Mar 17 2015||Record from U.S.C.A. 7th Circuit is electronic and located on PACER.|
|Mar 24 2015||Record received from U.S.D.C. Western Dist. of Wisconsin is electronic and SEALED.|
|Apr 1 2015||Brief of respondents Stan Hendrickson, et al. filed. (Distributed)|
|Apr 8 2015||Brief amici curiae of National Association of Counties, et al. filed. (Distributed)|
|Apr 8 2015||Brief amici curiae of Indiana, et al. filed. (Distributed)|
|Apr 8 2015||Motion of the Solicitor General for leave to participate in oral argument as amicus curiae and for divided argument filed.|
|Apr 17 2015||Motion of the Solicitor General for leave to participate in oral argument as amicus curiae and for divided argument GRANTED.|
|Apr 17 2015||Reply of petitioner Michael B. Kingsley filed. (Distributed)|
|Apr 27 2015||Argued. For petitioner: Wendy M. Ward, Madison, Wis. For United States as amicus curiae: John F. Bash, Assistant to the Solicitor General, Department of Justice, Washington, D. C. For respondents: Paul D. Clement, Washington, D. C.|
|Jun 22 2015||Judgment VACATED and case REMANDED. Breyer, J., delivered the opinion of the Court, in which Kennedy, Ginsburg, Sotomayor, and Kagan, JJ., joined. Scalia, J., filed a dissenting opinion, in which Roberts, C. J., and Thomas, J., joined. Alito, J., filed a dissenting opinion.|
|Jul 24 2015||JUDGMENT ISSUED.|
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