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Swaney v. Lopez

Petition for certiorari denied on October 15, 2019
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
18-1162 9th Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2019

Issue: Whether the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit erred when a divided panel of that court denied qualified immunity to correctional officers notwithstanding the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the 3rd and 7th Circuits’ authority making clear that the correctional officers’ conduct did not violate prisoners’ constitutional rights, and absent any contrary authority clearly establishing otherwise.

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DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Mar 04 2019Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due April 8, 2019)
Apr 07 2019Waiver of right of respondents Hector Lopez, et al. to respond filed.
Apr 17 2019DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 5/9/2019.
May 07 2019Response Requested. (Due June 6, 2019)
May 17 2019Motion to extend the time to file a response from June 6, 2019 to July 8, 2019, submitted to The Clerk.
May 21 2019Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including July 8, 2019.
Jul 08 2019Brief of respondents Hector Lopez, et al. in opposition filed.
Jul 23 2019Reply of petitioners P. Swaney, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Jul 24 2019DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 10/1/2019.
Oct 07 2019DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 10/11/2019.
Oct 15 2019Petition DENIED.