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Willis v. United States

Petition for certiorari denied on December 6, 2021
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
21-311 8th Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2021

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.
Nov 01 2021Brief of respondent United States in opposition filed.
Nov 15 2021Reply of petitioner Carrie S. Willis, Individually and as Trustee of the Trust of James C. and Norma D. Willis filed. (Distributed)
Nov 16 2021DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 12/3/2021.
Dec 06 2021Petition DENIED.