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Stair v. Jackson

Pending petition
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
20-183 8th Cir. TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD

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.

DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Aug 13 2020Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due September 18, 2020)
Aug 25 2020Motion to extend the time to file a response from September 18, 2020 to October 19, 2020, submitted to The Clerk.
Aug 28 2020Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including October 19, 2020.
Oct 06 2020Motion to extend the time to file a response from October 19, 2020 to November 18, 2020, submitted to The Clerk.
Oct 13 2020Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is further extended to and including November 18, 2020.
Nov 09 2020Motion to extend the time to file a response from November 18, 2020 to December 18, 2020, submitted to The Clerk.
Nov 10 2020Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is further extended to and including December 18, 2020.
Dec 18 2020Brief of respondent Charles Jackson in opposition filed.
Jan 04 2021Reply of petitioner Billy D. Stair filed. (Distributed)
Jan 06 2021DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 1/22/2021.