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Reed v. Goertz

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

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).

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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 of Constitutional Accountability Center for leave to file amicus brief submitted.
Oct 22 2021Amicus brief of Texas Exonerees Michael Morton and Anthony Graves, the Innocence Network, and The Constitution Project at the Project on Government Oversight submitted.