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Kingsley v. Hendrickson

Docket No.: 14-6368
Certiorari Granted: 1/16/2015
Argued: April 27, 2015
Decided: June 22, 2015


Due Process, Eighth Amendment, Fourteenth Amendment, Fourth Amendment, Jury Instructions, immigration, murder

PartyNames: Michael B. Kingsley v. Stan Hendrickson, et al.
Petitioner: Michael B. Kingsley
Respondent: Stan Hendrickson, et al.

Court Below: United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
Citation: 744 F.3d 443
Supreme Court Docket

Michael B. Kingsley
Stan Hendrickson, et al.
Question Presented:

Whether the requirements of a 42 U.S.C. 1983 excessive force claim brought by a plaintiff who was a pretrial detainee at the time of the incident are satisfied by a showing that the state actor deliberately used force against the pretrial detainee and the use of force was objectively unreasonable.

Kingsley v. Hendrickson

April 27, 2015

Listen to Oral Argument in Kingsley v. Hendrickson
Vote: 5-4
Majority: Judgment Vacated, Case Remanded. Breyer, Kennedy, Ginsburg, Sotomayor, Kagan
Dissenting: Scalia,Roberts,Thomas,Alito
Opinion By:

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Kingsley v. Hendrickson
Case Documents

1Kingsley v. Hendrickson Oral Argument Audio
2Kingsley v. Hendrickson Oral Argument Transcript
3Slip Opinion in Kingsley v. Hendrickson (Opinion by Justice Stephen G. Breyer)