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Chin v. Rutherford

Petition for certiorari denied on June 17, 2013
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
12-1201 9th Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2012

Issue: (1) Whether the Ninth Circuit correctly held – in conflict with the decisions of this Court and other circuits – that the Fourth Amendment imposes a mechanistic rule that police officers are forbidden from drawing their firearm during a Terry stop absent certain, predetermined "special circumstances;" and (2) whether the Ninth Circuit correctly held – in conflict with the decisions of the Supreme Court – that the Fourth Amendment rule at issue was “clearly established,” such that it would have been clear to every reasonable officer in the situation that Officer Chin faced that his conduct was unlawful.

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DateProceedings and Orders
Apr 3 2013Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due May 3, 2013)
Apr 15 2013Order extending time to file response to petition to and including May 24, 2013.
May 3 2013Brief amici curiae of National Sheriffs' Association, et al. filed.
May 3 2013Brief amici curiae of Washington, et al. filed.
May 14 2013Brief of respondent Andrew Rutherford in opposition filed.
May 28 2013DISTRIBUTED for Conference of June 13, 2013.
May 28 2013Reply of petitioners Jonathan Chin, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Jun 17 2013Petition DENIED.
 
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