|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
|14-1143||5th Cir.||Not Argued||Nov 9, 2015||8-1||Per Curiam||OT 2015|
Holding: The Fifth Circuit’s determination that a police officer who shot at a fleeing suspect’s car, killing him, is not entitled to qualified immunity is reversed, because existing precedent did not place the conclusion that the officer acted unreasonably “beyond debate.”
Judgment: Reversed in a per curiam opinion on November 9, 2015. Justice Scalia filed a concurring opinion. Justice Sotomayor filed a dissenting opinion.
|Date||Proceedings and Orders |
|Mar 19 2015||Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due April 20, 2015)|
|Mar 27 2015||Consent to the filing of amicus curiae briefs, in support of either party or of neither party, received from counsel for the petitioner.|
|Apr 6 2015||Consent to the fiing of amicus curiae briefs, in support of either party or of neither party, received from counsel for the respondents.|
|Apr 8 2015||Order extending time to file response to petition to and including May 20, 2015.|
|Apr 20 2015||Brief amici curiae of Texas Municipal League, et al. filed.|
|Apr 20 2015||Brief amici curiae of National Association of Police Organizations, et al. filed.|
|May 12 2015||Order further extending time to file response to petition to and including June 5, 2015.|
|Jun 4 2015||Letter dated June 4, 2015, received from counsel for petitioner waiving 14-day waiting period for the filing of a reply brief pursuant to Rule 15.5.|
|Jun 5 2015||Brief of respondents Beatrice Luna, Individually and as Representative of the Estate of Israel Leija, Jr., et al. in opposition filed.|
|Jun 9 2015||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of June 25, 2015.|
|Jun 11 2015||Reply of petitioner Chadrin Lee Mullenix filed. (Distributed)|
|Jun 25 2015||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of June 29, 2015.|
|Sep 21 2015||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of September 28, 2015.|
|Oct 5 2015||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of October 9, 2015.|
|Oct 13 2015||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of October 16, 2015.|
|Oct 26 2015||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of October 30, 2015.|
|Nov 2 2015||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of November 6, 2015.|
|Nov 9 2015||Petition GRANTED. Judgment REVERSED Justice Scalia, concurring in the judgment. Justice Sotomayor, dissenting. Opinion per curiam. (Detached Opinion)|
|Dec 11 2015||JUDGMENT ISSUED.|
The Supreme Court got rid of several cases this morning -- in one fell swoop. Read @AHoweBlogger's latest coverage of the emoluments cases, spiritual advisers at Texas executions, Texas abortion policies, COVID restrictions, and NY political corruption.
In this morning's orders list, SCOTUS took no action on pending cert petitions involving:
- Mississippi's near-ban on abortions after 15 weeks,
- a Trump rule banning Title X clinics from providing abortion referrals,
- the Trump administration's "public charge" immigration rule.
No real opinions today. The Supreme Court dismissed cert as "improvidently granted" in Henry Schein Inc. v. Archer and White Sales Inc.—a case about arbitration agreements.
That's all for today, folks.
The Supreme Court does not add any cases to its docket. It sends the Trump emoluments case back to the lower court with instructions to dismiss as moot.
Here is the orders list. https://www.supremecourt.gov/orders/courtorders/012521zor_3f14.pdf