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On Friday, the Supreme Court released orders from the January 17 conference, granting six cases for a total of three hours of oral argument. The justices are expected to release additional orders from the conference on Tuesday at 9:30 a.m.
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Torres v. Madrid

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
19-292 10th Cir. TBD TBD TBD TBD OT 2019

Issue: Whether an unsuccessful attempt to detain a suspect by use of physical force is a “seizure” within the meaning of the Fourth Amendment, as the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the 8th, 9th and 11th Circuits and the New Mexico Supreme Court hold, or whether physical force must be successful in detaining a suspect to constitute a “seizure,” as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit and the District of Columbia Court of Appeals hold.

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DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Jul 08 2019Application (19A45) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from July 31, 2019 to August 30, 2019, submitted to Justice Sotomayor.
Jul 15 2019Application (19A45) granted by Justice Sotomayor extending the time to file until August 30, 2019.
Aug 30 2019Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due October 4, 2019)
Oct 02 2019Brief amici curiae of The American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU of New Mexico, filed.
Oct 03 2019Brief amicus curiae of Cato Institute filed.
Oct 03 2019Waiver of right of respondent Janice Madrid, et al. to respond filed.
Oct 04 2019Brief amici curiae of Fourth Amendment Scholars filed.
Oct 04 2019Brief amicus curiae of The Rutherford Institute filed.
Oct 09 2019DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 11/1/2019.
Oct 10 2019Response Requested. (Due November 12, 2019)
Nov 12 2019Brief of respondents Janice Madrid, et al. in opposition filed.
Nov 25 2019Reply of petitioner Roxanne Torres filed.
Nov 26 2019DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 12/13/2019.
Dec 18 2019Petition GRANTED.
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