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Roper v. Crane

Petition for certiorari denied on October 30, 2023
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
22-1157 5th Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2023

Issues: (1) Whether an objective police officer could have believed it reasonable to shoot a person who had warrants for his arrest, had locked the doors and raised the windows of his vehicle, had verbally and physically refused to comply with police commands to turn off and exit his vehicle, while the person was in the driver’s seat of his vehicle revving the vehicle’s engine and spinning the vehicles tires and one officer was partially inside the vehicle close to an open door, when other officers were nearby outside the vehicle; and (2) if so, whether it would have been obvious to every objective police officer that the driver posed no serious threat to life that warranted shooting the driver to stop a threat of harm.

DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
May 25 2023Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due June 29, 2023)
Jun 28 2023Brief amici curiae of Texas Municipal League Intergovernmental Risk Pool, et al. filed. VIDED.
Jun 29 2023Waiver of right of respondent De'on Crane, et al. to respond filed.
Jul 05 2023DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 9/26/2023.
Jul 19 2023Response Requested. (Due August 18, 2023)
Jul 20 2023Motion to extend the time to file a response from August 18, 2023 to September 18, 2023, submitted to The Clerk.
Jul 21 2023Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including September 18, 2023, for all respondents.
Sep 01 2023Application (23A217) for a stay, submitted to Justice Alito.
Sep 07 2023Response to application (23A217) requested by Justice Alito, due by 5 p.m. (EDT), Thursday, September 14, 2023.
Sep 14 2023Response to application from respondents De'On Crane, et al. filed.
Sep 14 2023Brief of respondents De'on Crane, et al. in opposition filed. VIDED.
Sep 19 2023Reply of applicant Craig Roper filed.
Sep 29 2023Reply of petitioner Craig Roper filed.
Oct 04 2023DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 10/27/2023.
Oct 30 2023Petition DENIED.
Nov 14 2023Application (23A217) denied by Justice Alito.