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Shelton v. Gravelet-Blondin

Petition for certiorari denied on February 24, 2014
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
13-691 9th Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2013

Issue: (1) Whether it is – or should be – clearly established that police officers per se violate the United States Constitution when they use nontrivial force in the context of passive resistance, regardless of the surrounding circumstances; and (2) whether the Ninth Circuit’s unique treatment of tasers – “intermediate force as a matter of law,” which “must” be justified by the government interest involved – is inconsistent with this Court’s holdings in Graham v. Connor, Saucier v. Katz, and Scott v. Harris, or in the best interest of society.

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DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Dec 5 2013Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due January 8, 2014)
Jan 8 2014Brief amici curiae of Washington State Association of Municipal Attorneys, et al. filed.
Jan 8 2014Brief of respondents Donald Gravelet-Blondin, et ux. in opposition filed.
Jan 21 2014Reply of petitioners Jeff Shelton, et al. filed. (Distributed) TBP
Jan 22 2014DISTRIBUTED for Conference of February 21, 2014.
Feb 14 2014Supplemental brief of respondents Donald Gravelet-Blondin, and Kristi Garvelet-Blondin filed. (Distributed)
Feb 24 2014Petition DENIED.