Qualified Immunity Tag

Here are last week's published decisions involving local governments:SCT pillars Second Circuit Sixth Circuit Seventh Circuit

Here are last week's published decisions involving local governments:SCT stairs Second Circuit
  • McColley v. County of Rensselaer, No. 12-2220 (Jan. 21, 2014) (affirming that whether officer and County were entitled to qualified immunity for alleged Fourth-Amendment violation arising out of search-warrant-application omissions turned on genuine issues of material fact, and concluding therefore that the court lacked subject matter jurisdiction).
Fourth Circuit
  • Corr v. Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority, No. 13-1076 (Jan. 21, 2014) (finding that tolls paid by drivers on the Dulles Toll Road are user fees not taxes, and that their collection by airport authority does not violate Virginia Constitution and motorists' due-process rights).
Seventh Circuit

Here are published decisions involving local governments from the federal appellate courts from December 23, 2013, through December 27, 2013: Seventh Circuit Swetlik v. Crawford, No. 12-2675 (Dec. 23, 2013) (affirming grant of summary judgment against police detective who sued City and officers alleging that they violated his First-Amendment rights by voting to file a termination charge against him). DeKalb County v. Federal Housing Finance Authority, No. 1301558 (Dec. 23, 2013) (holding that Fannie Mae is exempt by statute from real-estate transfer taxes levied...

Here's how local governments fared in the federal courts of appeals during the past week. Eighth Circuit Brian Johnson v. Minneapolis Park, No. 12-2419 (Sept. 11, 2013). Finding that individual seeking to distribute Bibles during festival in public park is likely to prevail in his First Amendment challenge. See our coverage here. Ninth Circuit C.B. v. City of Sonora, No. 11-17454 (Sept. 12, 2013). Remanding for new trial and addressing qualified immunity issue under Fourth Amendment arising out of handcuffing and driving juvenile from school. Sylvia Landfill Trust v. City...