DC Police Want DC Circ. Rethink On Warrantless Search

Law360, Washington (January 10, 2017, 6:47 PM EST) -- The District of Columbia on Monday warned the D.C. Circuit of hamstringing law enforcement by leaving intact a divided panel decision upending immunity for two officers accused of unconstitutionally searching a U.S. Army veteran's home for a bomb, based on his military experience.

A lower court had granted the officers immunity from veteran Matthew Corrigan’s lawsuit over the warrantless search. And when a 2-1 D.C. Circuit panel overturned that ruling, U.S. Supreme Court precedent and other decisions had been overlooked, according to the district's reconsideration bid...
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Matthew Corrigan v. DC, et al


Case Number

15-7098

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Appellate - DC Circuit

Nature of Suit

3440 Other Civil Rights

Date Filed

September 25, 2015

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