|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
|16-515||5th Cir.||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||OT 2016|
Issue: Whether, when a police officer shoots an unarmed person in the back and the person testifies that he was merely walking away when shot, a court may grant summary judgment to the officer in a suit for excessive force by concluding that it is an “undisputed fact” that the person reached for his waistband just because the officer said he did.
|Date||Proceedings and Orders |
|Oct 13 2016||Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due November 16, 2016)|
|Nov 1 2016||Waiver of right of respondents City of Houston, Texas, et al. to respond filed.|
|Nov 15 2016||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of December 2, 2016.|
|Nov 22 2016||Response Requested . (Due December 22, 2016)|
|Dec 14 2016||Order extending time to file response to petition to and including January 23, 2017.|
|Jan 23 2017||Brief of respondents City of Houston, Texas, et al. in opposition filed.|
|Jan 30 2017||Reply of petitioner Ricardo Salazar-Limon filed.|
|Feb 1 2017||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of February 17, 2017.|
|Feb 21 2017||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of February 24, 2017.|
|Feb 27 2017||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of March 3, 2017.|
|Mar 13 2017||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of March 17, 2017.|
|Mar 20 2017||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of March 24, 2017.|
|Mar 27 2017||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of March 31, 2017.|
|Apr 10 2017||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of April 13, 2017.|
|Apr 17 2017||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of April 21, 2017.|
|Apr 24 2017||Petition DENIED. Justice Alito, with whom Justice Thomas joins, concurring in the denial of certiorari. (Detached Opinion). Justice Sotomayor, with whom Justice Ginsburg joins, dissenting from the denial of certiorari. (Detached Opinion)|
Cecilia (Cissy) Suyat Marshall, the widow of Thurgood Marshall, died this morning at 94. Here is the court's announcement.
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JUST IN: Whisky, dog toys... and trademark law.
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