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Hoffman v. Knoebel

Now-terminated Clark County, Ind. drug court jails participants for weeks and months without justification and without notice or access to counsel. Seventh Circuit: No doubt plaintiffs had their rights violated, but they can’t sue the sheriff (who ran the jail) for failing to do anything about the detentions. Nor can they sue court staff who carried guns and badges, and made arrests directly without “any semblance” of legal authority.


Tags: 2018, Due Process, Fourth Amendment, Seventh Circuit

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