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Shepherd v. Studdard

Petition for certiorari denied on February 24, 2020
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
19-609 6th Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2019

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 created 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 strips them of qualified immunity.

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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.
Jan 21 2020DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 1/24/2020.
Jan 22 2020Rescheduled.
Feb 14 2020DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 2/21/2020.
Feb 24 2020Petition DENIED.