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On Friday, the Supreme Court released orders from the January 17 conference, granting six cases for a total of three hours of oral argument. The justices are expected to release additional orders from the conference on Tuesday at 9:30 a.m.
On Tuesday at 10:00 a.m., the justices will hear oral argument in Shular v. United States. Click to read our preview from Leah Litman.
On Tuesday at 11:00 a.m., the justices will hear oral argument in GE Energy Power Conversion France v. Outokumpu Stainless USA. Click to read our preview from Ronald Mann.

Shepherd v. Studdard

Pending petition
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
19-609 6th Cir. TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD

Issues: (1) Whether the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit erred in finding that a case involving a shooting-through-doorway tactical scenario squarely governed a situation in which deputies faced a knife-wielding suspect on open ground; (2) whether Deputy Kyle Lane’s lack of knowledge create a triable issue of fact as to whether Edmond Studdard was walking; and (3) whether Deputies Erin Shepherd and Terry Reed's mistaken perception of the distance between themselves and a knife-wielding suspect during a 30-second encounter strip them of qualified immunity.

DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Nov 08 2019Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due December 12, 2019)
Dec 12 2019Brief of respondent Angela Studdard in opposition filed.
Dec 27 2019Response of Angela Studdard to motion not accepted for filing. (January 17, 2020)
Dec 30 2019DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 1/17/2020.
Jan 03 2020Reply of petitioners Erin Shepherd, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Jan 07 2020Application (19A771) for a stay, submitted to Justice Sotomayor.
Jan 13 2020Application (19A771) denied by Justice Sotomayor.
Jan 16 2020Rescheduled.
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