On March 8, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) accepted one case for review during its 2021-2022 term. With the addition of this case, the court has granted review in a total of eight cases for the term, which is scheduled to begin on October 4, 2021.
Thompson v. Clark concerns the Supreme Court’s favorable termination rule for plaintiffs suing for unconstitutional conviction or imprisonment pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983 and burden of proof requirements in cases of unlawful warrantless entry under the Fourth Amendment. Thompson originated from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit.
SCOTUS is currently out of session, having finished its February sitting on March 3. The court’s March sitting is scheduled to begin on March 22 and is the last sitting of its 2020-2021 term. As of March 8, 2021, the court had agreed to hear 63 cases during the 2020-2021 term. Of those, 12 were originally scheduled for the 2019-2020 term but were delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic. Also as of March 8, the court had issued opinions in 19 cases this term. Four cases were decided without argument.