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Lambert v. Brown

Petition for certiorari denied on February 24, 2020
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
19-541 9th Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2019

Issues: (1) Whether the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit erred by failing to address whether a reasonable officer in Detective Michael Lambert’s position would have objectively believed his conduct, in deciding what information to include or not to include in the affidavit, was lawful in light of clearly established law; and (2) whether the 9th Circuit erred by failing to address whether the plaintiffs made a substantial showing of deliberate falsehood or reckless disregard for the truth by Lambert.

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DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Oct 21 2019Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due November 25, 2019)
Oct 25 2019Motion to extend the time to file a response from November 25, 2019 to December 26, 2019, submitted to The Clerk.
Oct 29 2019Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including December 26, 2019.
Dec 26 2019Brief of respondents Estate of Kevin Brown, et al. in opposition filed.
Jan 09 2020Reply of petitioner Michael Lambert filed.
Jan 15 2020DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 2/21/2020.
Feb 24 2020Petition DENIED.
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