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Thompson v. Clark

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
20-659 2nd Cir. TBD TBD TBD TBD OT 2021

Issue: Whether the rule that a plaintiff must await favorable termination before bringing a Section 1983 action alleging unreasonable seizure pursuant to legal process requires the plaintiff to show that the criminal proceeding against him has “formally ended in a manner not inconsistent with his innocence,” as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit decided in Laskar v. Hurd, or that the proceeding “ended in a manner that affirmatively indicates his innocence,” as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit decided in Lanning v. City of Glens Falls.

DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Nov 06 2020Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due December 14, 2020)
Nov 18 2020Waiver of right of respondent Police Officer Pagiel Clark, et al. to respond filed.
Nov 24 2020DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 12/11/2020.
Dec 03 2020Response Requested. (Due January 4, 2021)
Dec 24 2020Motion to extend the time to file a response from January 4, 2021 to February 3, 2021, submitted to The Clerk.
Dec 28 2020Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including February 3, 2021.
Jan 04 2021Brief amici curiae of National, State, and Local Civil Rights, Racial Justice, and Criminal Defense Organizations filed.
Jan 04 2021Brief amici curiae of Current and Former Prosecutors, Department of Justice Officials, and Judges filed.
Feb 03 2021Brief of respondents Police Officer Pagiel Clark, et al. in opposition filed.
Feb 08 2021Letter waiving the 14-day waiting period for the filing of a reply pursuant to Rule 15.5 filed.
Feb 09 2021Reply of petitioner Larry Thompson filed. (Distributed)
Feb 10 2021DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 2/26/2021.
Mar 01 2021DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 3/5/2021.
Mar 08 2021Petition GRANTED.
Mar 11 2021The order granting the petition for a writ of certiorari is amended as follows: The petition for a writ of certiorari is granted limited to Question 1 presented by the petition.
Mar 24 2021Joint motion for an extension of time to file the briefs on the merits filed.
Mar 31 2021Joint motion to extend the time to file the briefs on the merits granted. The time to file the joint appendix and petitioner's brief on the merits is extended to and including June 4, 2021. The time to file respondents' brief on the merits is extended to and including August 16, 2021.
May 04 2021Blanket Consent filed by Respondent, Police Officer Pagiel Clark, Shield #28472, et al.
Jun 04 2021Joint appendix filed. (Statement of costs filed)
Jun 04 2021Brief of petitioner Larry Thompson filed.
Jun 11 2021Brief amicus curiae of Home School Legal Defense Association filed.
Jun 11 2021Brief amicus curiae of United States filed.
Jun 11 2021Brief amici curiae of National, State, and Local Civil Rights, Racial Justice, and Criminal Defense Organizations filed.
Jun 11 2021Brief amici curiae of Current and Former Prosecutors, et al. filed.
Jun 11 2021Brief amici curiae of National Police Accountability Project, et al. filed.
Jun 11 2021Brief amicus curiae of Law Enforcement Action Partnership filed.
Jun 11 2021Brief amicus curiae of NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. filed.
Jun 11 2021Brief amicus curiae of APA Watch filed.
Jun 11 2021Brief amicus curiae of Boston University Center for Antiracist Research filed.
Jun 11 2021Brief amicus curiae of Constitutional Accountability Center filed.
Jun 11 2021Brief amicus curiae of Institute for Justice filed.
Jun 11 2021Brief amici curiae of American Civil Liberties Union, et al. filed.
Jun 11 2021Brief amici curiae of Federal Courts Scholars filed.