|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
Issues: (1) Whether, when a law enforcement officer reasonably deploys a police K9 to restrain a fleeing suspect known to have a history of violent crime and believed to be in possession of a deadly weapon and under the influence of an illegal stimulant, the Fourth Amendment is violated when the K9’s handler commands the K9 to release the suspect within seconds after the suspect is handcuffed and ceases resisting arrest; (2) whether the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit erred when it failed to consider the totality of the circumstances in assessing the reasonableness of force used to restrain a suspect with a known history of violent crime who is actively resisting arrest and is believed to be in possession of a deadly weapon and under the influence of an illegal stimulant; and (3) whether the 9th Circuit violated City and County of San Francisco v. Sheehan and other binding precedent when it denied a police officer qualified immunity by defining clearly established law at too high a level of generality.
|Date||Proceedings and Orders |
|Oct 07 2021||Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due November 12, 2021)|
|Nov 09 2021||Motion to extend the time to file a response from November 12, 2021 to January 11, 2022, submitted to The Clerk.|
|Nov 09 2021||Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including January 11, 2022.|
|Nov 11 2021||Brief amicus curiae of National Police Association filed.|
Today at SCOTUS: The final two arguments of 2021, and they're both biggies. One case involves a state's refusal to provide funds to religious schools. The other involves the right to an effective lawyer -- and what happens post-conviction if that right was potentially violated.
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A relatively humdrum Monday-morning order list today. No new cases added to the court's docket. https://www.supremecourt.gov/orders/courtorders/120621zor_7lio.pdf
#SCOTUS releases orders from last week's conference, but no new grants today. Here's the full list: https://www.supremecourt.gov/orders/courtorders/120621zor_7lio.pdf
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Majority of court appears poised to uphold Mississippi’s ban on most abortions after 15 weeks - SCOTUSblog
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