|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
|20-427||7th Cir.||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||OT 2020|
Issue: Whether the “single-incident” theory of liability under Monell v. Department of Social Services may be used to hold a municipality liable under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 on the theory that its failure to do more to prevent an employee from committing crimes that he had been trained and knew were expressly forbidden by municipal policy (and the law) was tantamount to embracing a policy of condoning constitutional violations.
|Date||Proceedings and Orders |
|Sep 29 2020||Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due November 2, 2020)|
|Oct 08 2020||Motion to extend the time to file a response from November 2, 2020 to December 2, 2020, submitted to The Clerk.|
|Oct 09 2020||Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including December 2, 2020.|
|Nov 02 2020||Brief amicus curiae of The National Sheriffs' Association filed.|
|Nov 02 2020||Brief amici curiae of National Association of Counties, et al. filed.|
|Nov 02 2020||Brief amici curiae of Louisiana, et al. filed.|
|Dec 01 2020||Motion to extend the time to file a response from December 2, 2020 to December 9, 2020, submitted to The Clerk.|
|Dec 02 2020||Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is further extended to and including December 9, 2020.|
|Dec 09 2020||Brief of respondents J.K.J. and M.J.J. in opposition filed.|
|Dec 23 2020||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 1/8/2021.|
|Dec 23 2020||Reply of petitioner Polk County filed. (Distributed)|
|Jan 11 2021||Petition DENIED. Justice Barrett took no part in the consideration or decision of this petition.|
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