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Rivas-Villegas v. Cortesluna

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Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
20-1539 9th Cir. Not Argued Oct 18, 2021 N/A Per Curiam OT 2021

Holding: Officer Rivas-Villegas is entitled to qualified immunity in this excessive force action brought under 42 U.S.C. § 1983; the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit’s holding that circuit precedent “put him on notice that his conduct constituted excessive force” is reversed.

Judgment: Reversed in a per curiam opinion on October 18, 2021.

DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Apr 30 2021Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due June 4, 2021)
Jun 01 2021Brief amici curiae of California State Sheriffs' Assoc., California Police Chiefs Assoc., California Peace Officers' Assoc. filed.
Jun 02 2021Brief of respondent Ramon Cortesluna in opposition filed.
Jul 08 2021Reply of petitioner Daniel Rivas-Villegas filed.
Jul 14 2021DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 9/27/2021.
Oct 04 2021DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 10/8/2021.
Oct 12 2021DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 10/15/2021.
Oct 18 2021Petition GRANTED. Determination of United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit that Rivas-Villegas is not entitled to qualified immunity REVERSED. Opinion per curiam. (Detached Opinion)