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Reed v. Goertz

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
21-442 5th Cir. TBD TBD TBD TBD OT 2022

Issue: Whether the statute of limitations for a 42 U.S.C. § 1983 claim seeking DNA testing of crime-scene evidence begins to run at the end of state-court litigation denying DNA testing, including any appeals (as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit has held), or whether it begins to run at the moment the state trial court denies DNA testing, despite any subsequent appeal (as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit, joining the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit, held below).

DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Sep 20 2021Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due October 22, 2021)
Oct 13 2021Motion to extend the time to file a response from October 22, 2021 to November 21, 2021, submitted to The Clerk.
Oct 14 2021Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including November 22, 2021. See Rule 30.1
Oct 22 2021Motion for leave to file amicus brief filed by Constitutional Accountability Center.
Oct 22 2021Brief amici curiae of Texas Exonerees Michael Morton and Anthony Graves, et al. filed.
Nov 18 2021Motion to extend the time to file a response from November 22, 2021 to January 5, 2022, submitted to The Clerk.
Nov 19 2021Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is further extended to and including January 5, 2022.
Dec 28 2021Motion to extend the time to file a response from January 5, 2022 to January 19, 2022, submitted to The Clerk.
Dec 29 2021Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is further extended to and including January 19, 2022.
Jan 19 2022Brief of respondents Bryan Goertz, et al. in opposition filed.
Feb 01 2022Reply of petitioner Rodney Reed filed. (Distributed)
Feb 02 2022DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 2/18/2022.
Feb 22 2022DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 2/25/2022.
Feb 28 2022DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 3/4/2022.
Mar 14 2022DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 3/18/2022.
Mar 21 2022DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 3/25/2022.
Mar 28 2022DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 4/1/2022.
Apr 11 2022DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 4/14/2022.
Apr 18 2022DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 4/22/2022.
Apr 25 2022Motion for leave to file amicus brief filed by Constitutional Accountability Center GRANTED.
Apr 25 2022Petition GRANTED.
May 02 2022Motion of Rodney Reed for an extension of time submitted.