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Doe v. Harris County, Texas

Woman serving time (for drug possession) agrees to testify in trial of man who allegedly raped her 12 years earlier. Officials transfer her to Harris County, Tex. jail to await the trial. Meanwhile, her release date arrives, but prosecutors and jail officials keep her in custody for an additional 53 days. Fifth Circuit: Tough. No liability for anyone.


Tags: 2018, Due Process, Equal Protection, Fifth Circuit, Fourteenth Amendment, Fourth Amendment, Immunity, Searches and Seizures, Substantive Due Process

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