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Truvia v. Connick

Petition for certiorari denied on March 23, 2015
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
14-708 5th Cir. - N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2014

Issue: (1) Whether the Fifth Circuit erred in refusing to find a triable issue as to whether there is a “policy” or “custom” when there was significant evidence of Brady v. Maryland violations by the Orleans Parish District Attorney in this and many other cases; and (2) whether proving municipal policy or custom requires proving similar unconstitutional acts that occurred before the events giving rise to the lawsuit or whether proof of a policy or custom can be based, in part, on similar unconstitutional acts that occurred following the events involving these plaintiffs.

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DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Dec 15 2014Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due January 16, 2015)
Jan 8 2015Order extending time to file response to petition to and including February 17, 2015, for all respondents.
Feb 12 2015Brief of respondents George Heath, Joseph Miceli and the City of New Orleans in opposition filed.
Feb 12 2015Brief of respondents Harry F. Connick, in His Capacity as District Attorney, Parish of Orleans, et al. in opposition filed.
Mar 3 2015Reply of petitioners Earl Truvia and Gregory Bright filed. (Distributed)
Mar 4 2015DISTRIBUTED for Conference of March 20, 2015.
Mar 23 2015Petition DENIED.