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Salazar-Limon v. City of Houston

Petition for certiorari denied on April 24, 2017
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.

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DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Oct 13 2016Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due November 16, 2016)
Nov 1 2016Waiver of right of respondents City of Houston, Texas, et al. to respond filed.
Nov 15 2016DISTRIBUTED for Conference of December 2, 2016.
Nov 22 2016Response Requested . (Due December 22, 2016)
Dec 14 2016Order extending time to file response to petition to and including January 23, 2017.
Jan 23 2017Brief of respondents City of Houston, Texas, et al. in opposition filed.
Jan 30 2017Reply of petitioner Ricardo Salazar-Limon filed.
Feb 1 2017DISTRIBUTED for Conference of February 17, 2017.
Feb 21 2017DISTRIBUTED for Conference of February 24, 2017.
Feb 27 2017DISTRIBUTED for Conference of March 3, 2017.
Mar 13 2017DISTRIBUTED for Conference of March 17, 2017.
Mar 20 2017DISTRIBUTED for Conference of March 24, 2017.
Mar 27 2017DISTRIBUTED for Conference of March 31, 2017.
Apr 10 2017DISTRIBUTED for Conference of April 13, 2017.
Apr 17 2017DISTRIBUTED for Conference of April 21, 2017.
Apr 24 2017Petition 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)
 
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