Thursday, April 13, 2017

Davis v. U.S. (9th Cir. - April 13, 2017)

"In this appeal, we consider whether a federal agent is entitled to qualified immunity from suit for detaining an elderly woman in a public parking lot for two hours, while she stood in urine-soaked pants, to question her, incident to a search, about her possession of a paperweight containing a rice-grain-sized bit of lunar material."

Yep.  Those are some bad, bad facts for the government.

And since the opinion begins with those particular facts, you can probably already figure out which way the panel (unanimously) comes out.