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Macias v. Nichols

Pending petition
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
19-794 9th Cir. TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD

Issues: (1) Whether the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit departed from the Supreme Court’s qualified-immunity decisions by finding the officers violated a clearly-established right without acknowledging the governing standard, defining the right specifically or identifying a case involving similar facts; and (2) whether the 9th Circuit’s rule that “civil disputes cannot give rise to probable cause” is overly broad, as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit has suggested, and inconsistent with District of Columbia v. Wesby.

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DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Dec 18 2019Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due January 21, 2020)
Jan 13 2020Waiver of right of respondents Raymond Nichols, et al. to respond filed.
Jan 29 2020DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 2/21/2020.
Feb 10 2020Response Requested. (Due March 11, 2020)
Mar 11 2020Brief of respondents Raymond Nicholas, et al. in opposition filed.
Mar 23 2020Reply of petitioners Daniel Macias, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Mar 25 2020DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 4/17/2020.
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