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Williamson v. Stirling

Allegation: In response to a single incident of misbehavior, a pretrial detainee is placed in solitary confinement for three and a half years until his eventual trial (at which he is acquitted of the most serious charge and sentenced to time served). Which could maybe be a constitutional violation, holds the Fourth Circuit, finding that local officials are not entitled to qualified immunity.


Tags: 2018, Due Process, Fourteenth Amendment, Fourth Circuit, Qualified Immunity

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