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Taylor v. Barkes

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
14-939 3d Cir. Not Argued Jun 1, 2015 N/A Per Curiam OT 2014

Holding: Prison officials have qualified immunity from a lawsuit, filed by the family of an inmate who committed suicide, which alleged that they had failed to adequately supervise the private contractor that provided medical treatment at the prison facility, because at the time of the incident there was no clearly established law requiring the proper implementation of adequate suicide prevention protocols.

Judgment: Reversed in a per curiam opinion on June 1, 2015.

SCOTUSblog Coverage

DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Dec 12 2014Application (14A642) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from January 1, 2015 to February 2, 2015, submitted to Justice Alito.
Dec 16 2014Application (14A642) granted by Justice Alito extending the time to file until February 2, 2015.
Feb 2 2015Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due March 6, 2015)
Mar 6 2015Order extending time to file response to petition to and including March 20, 2015.
Mar 20 2015Brief of respondents Karen Barkes, et al. in opposition filed.
Apr 7 2015Reply of petitioners Stanley Taylor, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Apr 8 2015DISTRIBUTED for Conference of April 24, 2015.
Apr 27 2015DISTRIBUTED for Conference of May 1, 2015.
May 4 2015DISTRIBUTED for Conference of May 14, 2015.
May 18 2015DISTRIBUTED for Conference of May 21, 2015.
May 26 2015DISTRIBUTED for Conference of May 28, 2015.
Jun 1 2015Petition GRANTED. Judgment REVERSED. Opinion per curiam.
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