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Tag: Civil Rights

CIVIL RIGHTS-IMMUNITY-PROSECUTORIAL IMMUNITY

Roberts v. Lau, 2024 U.S. App. LEXIS 764, 2024 WL 120177 (3d Cir. January 11, 2024) (Montgomery-Reeves, C.J.). Larry Trent Roberts spent 13 years in prison for a murder that he did not commit. After being exonerated, Roberts sued several state actors involved in obtaining his wrongful conviction, including Assistant District Attorney John C. Baer. […]

CIVIL RIGHTS-CIVIL SERVICE REFORM ACT

Dep’t of Corr. v. Lynn, 2023 Pa. LEXIS 1694, 2023 WL 8723690 (S. Ct. December 19, 2023) (Wecht, J.). This case involves an arcane and convoluted intersection of two statutes related to public employment. The Civil Service Reform Act (“CSRA”) establishes and governs the classified service, which is a merit-based system of public employment, and […]

CIVIL RIGHTS-QUALIFIED IMMUNITY

Thomas v. City of Harrisburg, 2023 U.S. App. LEXIS 32207 (3d Cir. December 6, 2023) (Roth, C.J.). Sherelle Thomas sued the City of Harrisburg; PrimeCare Medical, Inc.; and several individual law enforcement officers (the Officers) on behalf of her decedent relative, alleging that defendants failed both to render medical care and to intervene to prevent […]

CIVIL RIGHTS-IMMUNITY-QUALIFIED IMMUNITY

Rush v. City of Philadelphia, 2023 U.S. App. LEXIS 22926, 2023 WL 5600970 (3d Cir. August 30, 2023) (Restrepo, C.J.) As a reviewing court, we must often avoid the temptation to delve into factual inquiries that are beyond our ken. Our jurisdictional rules require us to exercise such restraint in reviewing this interlocutory appeal, taken […]

CIVIL RIGHTS-RFRA

Davis v. Wigen, 2023 U.S. App. LEXIS 20133 (3d Cir. August 4, 2023) (Smith, C.J.) Plaintiff-Appellants are a former federal inmate, Brian Davis, and his fiancée, Fredricka Beckford. Davis served four years of his sentence at Moshannon Valley Correctional Center, a private prison that primarily houses alien inmates. During that time, he submitted a request […]

CIVIL RIGHTS-FALSE POLYGRAPH

Mervilus v. Union Cnty., 2023 U.S. App. LEXIS 17760 (3d Cir. July 13, 2023). Emmanuel Mervilus sued Detective John Kaminskas for fabricating polygraph evidence and Kaminskas’s supervisors for failing to train or supervise his polygraph work. We decide two principal questions. First, did Mervilus introduce sufficient evidence to try his fabrication-of-evidence claim against Kaminskas? We […]