Archuleta v. Wagner

(10th Cir. No. 07-1108, filed 04/29/2008). Jail deputy was not entitled to qualified immunity for performing a strip search of a woman jailed on an invalid warrant for someone else. Archuleta was arrested on a warrant for “DV-harassment”meant for Phyllis Rivera, a lesbian Hispanic female, 42-42 year…

Bautista v. Los Angeles County

10 S.O.S. 6749 (Profiled in Police Magazine 12/07/10). The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department did not violate a deputy's First Amendment rights, when the agency fired him for maintaining a personal relationship with a known prostitute and heroin user, a district appellate court has ruled. Deput…

Massachusetts v. Dep't of Health and Human Services

Massachusetts v. Dep't of Health and Human Services (1st Cir. No. 10-2204, filed 05/31/12). Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) is ruled unconstitutional as a violation of equal protection, where: 1) intermediate scrutiny was not appropriate, but in areas where state regulation […]

Brooks v. Gaenzle

Brooks v. Gaenzle (10th Cir. No. 09-1489, filed 08/10/2010). Officers responded to a burglary in progress and were attempting to break down a door when someone shot through it at them. A black male, Brooks, fled the residence and did not heed officer's orders to stop, so they shot him but […]

Ashcroft v. Al-Kidd

Ashcroft v. Al-Kidd (No. 10-98, filed 5/31/11). The Federal Bureau of Investigation arrested Respondent Abdullah al-Kidd as a material witness in a terrorism case. Al-Kidd sued the former United States Attorney General, Petitioner John Ashcroft, alleging that he used the material witness […]

Griswold V. Connecticut

Griswold v. Connecticut Griswold v. Connecticut 381 U.S. 479 (1965) United States Constitution According to the Encyclopedia of the American Constitution, about its article titled GRISWOLD v. CONNECTICUT 381 U.S. 479 (1965) Seen in the perspective of the development of constitutional doctrine, […]

Blueford v. Arkansas

Blueford v. Arkansas (No. 10-1320, filed 05/24/12). The State of Arkansas brought charges against Alex Blueford for the murder of 20-month-old Matthew McFadden, Jr. Initially, the forewoman told the court that the jury unanimously agreed that Blueford had not committed capital murder or […]

Borough of Duryea v. Guarnieri

Borough of Duryea v. Guarnieri (No. 09-1476, filed 06/20/11). In 2003, the Borough of Duryea, Pennsylvania fired its police chief, Charles J. Guarnieri, Jr. Guarnieri filed a grievance leading to arbitration and his reinstatement. When Guarnieri returned to his position, Duryea issued him a […]