Austin v. Long

Filing 67

ORDER re 63 Notice of Appeal filed by Fletcher Long. The Court orders a stay of proceedings including the 6/2/2014 trial pending the Eighth Circuit's ruling. Signed by Judge Robert T. Dawson on 5/9/2014. (fcd)

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS HELENA DIVISION GARY V. AUSTIN v. PLAINTIFF Case No. 2:12-CV-00076-RTD FLETCHER LONG, Individually and in his Official Capacity as the Prosecuting Attorney for the First Judicial District for the STATE OF ARKANSAS DEFENDANT ORDER Defendant Fletcher Long has filed a Notice of Appeal (doc. 63) on the Court’s denial of qualified immunity. “A defendant may immediately appeal a district court’s denial of qualified immunity under the collateral order doctrine.” Twiggs v. Selig, 679 F.3d 990, 993 (8th Cir. 2012) (citing Ottman v. City of Independence, Mo., 341 F.3d 751, 755-56 (8th Cir. 2003)). Based on the foregoing, the Court orders a STAY of the proceedings, including the trial scheduled to begin Monday, June 2, 2014, pending the Eighth Circuit’s ruling. IT IS SO ORDERED this 9th day of May, 2014. /s/ Robert T. Dawson Honorable Robert T. Dawson United States District Judge Page 1 of 1

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