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CASE ENTRY

King v. County of Los Angeles

Allegation: After completing his sentence, man spends eight years in Los Angeles County jail awaiting word on whether he’s to be deemed too dangerous to release. For more than six of those years, he’s housed with criminal convicts, wearing a red jumpsuit that marks him as a sex offender, for which another inmate attacks him with a razor. Ninth Circuit: He can sue the then-sheriff (who is facing prison time for unrelated matters).


Tags: 2018, Fourteenth Amendment, Ninth Circuit, Substantive Due Process

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