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Police, The Fourth Amendment, Qualified Immunity

Couldn’t have happened to a nicer guy; no qi for “Sheriff Joe”

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Case: LACEY v. MARICOPA COUNTY, 09-15703 (9th Cir. 8-29-2012)

Comment: His right hand man, Andrew Thomas, got off scot-free by the expedient of appointing a crony as “special” prosecutor to go after the Phoenix New Times newspaper.

Written by Burgers Allday

August 30, 2012 at 5:26 pm

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  1. His right hand man, Andrew Thomas, got off scot-free by the expedient of appointing a crony as “special” prosecutor to go after the Phoenix New Times newspaper.

    Yeah, but Kozinski ripped the 9th a new one for it. And the 9th did grant leave to amend the conspiracy claim against Thomas. Maybe they can discover sufficient facts of a conspiracy subsequent to the Wilenchik appointment. Hope so.

    They hung Wilenchik and Arpaio out to dry real nice too.

    The selective prosecution claim dismissal was a gimme, since there wasn’t a prosecution.

    The federal racketeering claims dismissal was close to a gimme since Lacey didn’t make the requisite factual claims. I didn’t see leave to amend on that one. Seems like he might find some factual basis for extortion if there was any communication to Lacey along the lines of “shut up or else”. But 1983, and civil generally was never my thang.

    At least this should keep popcorn sales from going flat for a while. And it could cost Maricopa county’s insurers a pretty penny before all is said and done.

    En Passant

    September 6, 2012 at 12:22 pm


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