Friday, December 28, 2007

Aguilera v. Baca (9th Cir. - Dec. 27, 2007)

Well, now. You don't see this every day. Police officers making a Fourth Amendment unlawful seizure claim. And claiming that their Fourteenth Amendment rights were violated by illegally coercive questioning. Did I wake up this morning in a mirror judicial universe?

The underlying facts -- and resulting lawsuit -- read very much like a scene from The Shield. Absent the gratuitous nudity.

Interesting case.