|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
Issues: (1) Whether the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit departed from the Supreme Court’s decisions in Graham v. Connor and Plumhoff v. Rickard in denying qualified immunity to the petitioner, Billy Stair, based upon the absence of a constitutional violation by assessing the reasonableness of each of three Taser activations over a 19-second period, instead of assessing the reasonableness of Stair’s conduct in light of the totality of the circumstances; and (2) whether the 8th Circuit departed from the Supreme Court’s decision in Kisela v. Hughes and numerous other cases by denying qualified immunity even though two judges concluded the use of force was reasonable, and notwithstanding the absence of clearly established law imposing liability under circumstances closely analogous to those confronting Stair.
|Date||Proceedings and Orders |
|Aug 13 2020||Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due September 18, 2020)|
|Aug 25 2020||Motion to extend the time to file a response from September 18, 2020 to October 19, 2020, submitted to The Clerk.|
|Aug 28 2020||Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including October 19, 2020.|
|Oct 06 2020||Motion to extend the time to file a response from October 19, 2020 to November 18, 2020, submitted to The Clerk.|
|Oct 13 2020||Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is further extended to and including November 18, 2020.|
|Nov 09 2020||Motion to extend the time to file a response from November 18, 2020 to December 18, 2020, submitted to The Clerk.|
|Nov 10 2020||Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is further extended to and including December 18, 2020.|
|Dec 18 2020||Brief of respondent Charles Jackson in opposition filed.|
|Jan 04 2021||Reply of petitioner Billy D. Stair filed. (Distributed)|
|Jan 06 2021||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 1/22/2021.|
Wait wut.. RBG ghost-wrote the equal protection bits of Obergefell?!
And I learned this on @SCOTUSblog’s TikTok?! https://www.tiktok.com/@scotusblog/video/6922179577724931333
"This is not our first commission rodeo” says Levy. 😉
Love this write up of the @BrookingsInst's panel yesterday with @Susan_Hennessey, @danepps,@cdkang76, and @mollyereynolds.
Thanks, @SCOTUSblog and Kalvis Golde!
Spilling SCOTUS tea on TikTok today. Well, actually, @eskridgebill spilled the tea, we just tok’d about it. 🍵
The Supreme Court got rid of several cases this morning -- in one fell swoop. Read @AHoweBlogger's latest coverage of the emoluments cases, spiritual advisers at Texas executions, Texas abortion policies, COVID restrictions, and NY political corruption.
Justices vacate rulings on Trump and emoluments - SCOTUSblog
The Supreme Court on Monday morning released orders from the justices’ private conference on Friday, Jan. 22. The justices once again did not ac...
In this morning's orders list, SCOTUS took no action on pending cert petitions involving:
- Mississippi's near-ban on abortions after 15 weeks,
- a Trump rule banning Title X clinics from providing abortion referrals,
- the Trump administration's "public charge" immigration rule.