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Willis v. United States

Pending petition
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
21-311 8th Cir. TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD

Issues: (1) Whether the discretionary-function exception of the Federal Tort Claims Act shields the government from suit whenever a government agent fails to fulfill a mandatory duty that applies only in certain circumstances, on the theory that the agent must have determined those circumstances did not exist; and (2) whether the discretionary-function exception shields a government agent’s undisputed failure to exercise discretion.

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DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Aug 27 2021Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due September 30, 2021)
Sep 15 2021Motion to extend the time to file a response from September 30, 2021 to November 1, 2021, submitted to The Clerk.
Sep 16 2021Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including November 1, 2021.