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Mason v. Faul

Petition for certiorari denied on June 15, 2020
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
19-7790 5th Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2019

Issues: (1) Whether a finding of “objectively unreasonable excessive force” can be squared with a finding of qualified immunity under the facts and circumstances of this case, including whether determinations of the trial court, as affirmed by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit, resulted in an incorrect analysis of the qualified immunity issue; and (2) whether the 5th Circuit’s determination can be reconciled with other courts'.

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DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Oct 04 2019Application (19A401) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from October 15, 2019 to November 29, 2019, submitted to Justice Alito.
Oct 11 2019Application (19A401) granted by Justice Alito extending the time to file until November 14, 2019.
Nov 14 2019Petition for a writ of certiorari and motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis filed. (Response due March 27, 2020)
Mar 26 2020Brief of respondent Martin Faul in opposition filed.
Apr 09 2020DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 4/24/2020.
Apr 20 2020Rescheduled.
Apr 28 2020DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 5/15/2020.
May 13 2020Rescheduled.
May 18 2020DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 5/21/2020.
May 22 2020DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 5/28/2020.
Jun 01 2020DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 6/4/2020.
Jun 08 2020DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 6/11/2020.
Jun 15 2020Petition DENIED.