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Taylor v. Riojas

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
19-1261 5th Cir. Not Argued Nov 2, 2020 7-1 Per Curiam OT 2020

Holding: Because any reasonable correctional officer should have realized that Trent Taylor’s conditions of confinement offended the Eighth Amendment, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit erred in granting the officers qualified immunity.

Judgment: Granted, vacated and remanded in a per curiam opinion on November 2, 2020. Justice Alito filed an opinion concurring in the judgment. Justice Thomas dissented. Justice Barrett took no part in the consideration of decision of this case.

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DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Apr 24 2020Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due June 1, 2020)
May 04 2020Motion to extend the time to file a response from June 1, 2020 to July 1, 2020, submitted to The Clerk.
May 05 2020Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including July 1, 2020.
May 14 2020Brief amici curiae of Cross-Ideological Groups Dedicated to Ensuring Official Accountability, Restoring the Public's Trust in Law Enforcement, and Promoting the Rule of Law filed.
Jun 01 2020Brief amicus curiae of Constitutional Accountability Center filed.
Jun 24 2020Brief of respondents Robert Riojas, et al. in opposition filed.
Jul 07 2020Reply of petitioner Trent Michael Taylor filed. (Distributed)
Jul 08 2020DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 9/29/2020.
Oct 05 2020DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 10/9/2020.
Oct 05 2020Record Requested.
Oct 06 2020Record received from the U.S.C.A. for the Fifth Circuit. The record is available on PACER.
Oct 07 2020Record received from the U.S.D.C. for the Northern District of Texas. The electronic record on appeal (including sealed materials) was received.
Oct 13 2020DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 10/16/2020.
Oct 26 2020DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 10/30/2020.
Nov 02 2020Petition GRANTED. Judgment VACATED and case REMANDED for further proceedings consistent with this opinion. Justice Barrett took no part in the consideration or decision of this case. Justice Thomas dissents. Justice Alito, concurring in the judgment. Opinion per curiam. (Detached Opinion)